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Do you want to avoid chipping a tooth in Brentwood, California? If so, our dentist, Dr. Craig Chlebicki, is more than happy to help you! Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your chompers in tip-top shape, and he is more than happy to tell you all about them.

First, you can watch your step. If you’re someone who tends to trip over your feet, then you need to be careful as you walk. Tripping, falling, and hitting your mouth on the concrete can result in one or more chipped teeth. This is also a good tip for bikers. As you ride, watch out for those potholes. Flying over your handlebars head first can result in serious dental injury.

Second, you can avoid food mishaps. Whether you believe it or not, a hard popcorn kernel, tough candy, and even an uncooked bean can crack a tooth. When you chew on them and apply pressure to the tooth, the enamel gives way and breaks. So, it’s important to avoid chewing these hard foods as much as possible. Now, we know sometimes it’s an accident, so make sure to inspect the popcorn and beans before you toss some in your mouth. It’s also best to avoid chewing on things like ice, pens, and pencils.

Third, you can avoid using your teeth as tools. This means you shouldn’t use your teeth to do things like pull off a tag, loosen a screw, or open a package. You should always use the tools that are found in your handy-man drawer at home.

For more information and details about how to avoid chipping a tooth, please contact Brentcourt Dental Group at 925-634-3503 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to your phone call!