Using Your Teeth as Tools?
April 2, 2014
Do you tear open bags of potato chips or twist off bottle caps with your teeth? Using your mouth instead of a pair of scissors or a bottle opener might seem like a convenient shortcut, but it could mean a trip to the dentist. It is possible to chip or fracture a tooth while doing this. Tooth chips, cracks, and fractures can create openings for tooth decay to take hold. In more serious cases, a broken tooth may have to be pulled and replaced with a dental implant.