We can all agree that cracked teeth don't look great. But did you know cracks can lead to tooth loss and other issues?
Cracked teeth are painful and vulnerable. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can repair cracks and protect your oral health.
But I don't see any cracks in my teeth...
Do I need to worry about cracking a tooth?
Anyone can suffer a cracked tooth, but you face a greater risk if you:
Acidic foods, stomach acid, and genetics can all result in eroded and weakened dental enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to developing fractures.
How will my dentist and I know if my tooth is cracked?
"The most important factor in diagnosis of a cracked tooth is awareness that these cracks occur." Caryl E. Cameron, DDS, Northwestern University Dental School
Your dentist can identify signs of teeth grinding and issues such as misalignment, and recommend treatments to correct these issues.
Wear a mouthguard when playing sports and take safety measures during DIY projects around the house.
Chewing things like pen caps, ice, and fingernails can eventually result in a dental fracture. Too much sugary or acidic food can also increase your risk of a cracked tooth.
If I can't see a fracture, how will my doctor find it?
My tooth is cracked. Can it be repaired?
If you think your tooth has become damaged...