What do our teeth do for us? They bite and chew our food, endure extreme pressures and temperatures consistently, and give us great grins. While these tasks do put wear and tear on our teeth, our teeth were designed to do these jobs.
Our teeth, on the other hand, were not designed to rip tags off of clothing, open a wrapper or bottle, rip tape, hold things when our hands are full, chew on pens and pencils, or bite our nails. Our teeth are not tools!
As a cosmetic and restorative dentist, Dr. James DeFinnis sees a lot of smiles that have been damaged from doing things they weren’t meant to do. By using your teeth as tools, you risk chipping or cracking a tooth, cutting your gums and exposing yourself to infection, and losing a tooth completely. Ultimately, you’re putting the health and appearance of your smile in jeopardy, and that’s a high price to pay when you could have just reached for a scissor to open that candy wrapper.
Don’t live with flaws in your smile. Instead, call Back Mountain Dental at (570) 763-4360 to reserve a consultation appointment. At this appointment, Dr. DeFinnis will assess the damage in your mouth and help you decide which cosmetic and restorative dental procedures you’ll benefit from the most. Some of these procedures include:
- Root canal therapy
- Dental inlays and onlays
- Cosmetic bonding
Remember to only use your teeth to do what they’re meant to do, and remember to call Back Mountain Dental, located in Trucksville, Pennsylvania, for all of your dental needs.