♦ If you know/suspect/have been told that you clench or grind your teeth, please consider getting a night guard. A custom guard from your dentist is the ideal choice, but if that’s over your budget, get one from a drugstore.
All that muscle action on your teeth can not only chip or break your teeth, but weaken the fillings and crowns you already have. Not to mention trigger jaw pain and headaches.
♦ If you chew ice, consider quitting!
♦ If you have a cavity you’re aware of, it will only get BIGGER. It’s worth it to get it taken care of while it’s small, before it gets big enough to cause you pain or break your tooth.
♦ Skipping x-rays, just this once? Without them we can’t see in between your teeth or what’s going on under your crowns and old fillings.