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How do you prevent teeth from cracking as you get old?

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Dr. Trung Pham
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It all depends

Teeth clenching +/or grinding causes cracks & breakage - night guard will help if teeth don't meet together properly it can lead to cracks - fix the bite imbalance with braces or dentistry photo here shows a deep overbite w/ top & lower teeth tight together. Combine that w/ grinding, it's trouble other habits like chewing pencils or some hard objects can lead to cracks - stop habit.

In brief: It all depends

Teeth clenching +/or grinding causes cracks & breakage - night guard will help if teeth don't meet together properly it can lead to cracks - fix the bite imbalance with braces or dentistry photo here shows a deep overbite w/ top & lower teeth tight together. Combine that w/ grinding, it's trouble other habits like chewing pencils or some hard objects can lead to cracks - stop habit.
Dr. Trung Pham
Dr. Trung Pham
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoidance

Stay away from hard food or anything that are chewy and you have to bite down on them. Only you will know what to avoid.

In brief: Avoidance

Stay away from hard food or anything that are chewy and you have to bite down on them. Only you will know what to avoid.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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