Using Your Teeth as Tools?

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.

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