Individuals who have chipped, broken or fractured teeth have been urged to contact a dental professional to get these problems fixed.
According to the Hattiesburg American, a dentist’s evaluation of broken teeth is critical, even if a person does suffer from pain or bleeding.
The publication stated that sharp teeth can damage the lips and cheeks, as well having the possibility of harbouring excessive amounts of bacteria that could lead to tooth decay in the future.
As a result, people should seek advice as soon as a problem occurs, as failing to seek treatment could be extremely detrimental in the long term and could adversely impact on their overall – not just oral – health.
Elsewhere, the Tennessean recently reported more dentists are seeing patients who have damaged their oral health through excessive teeth grinding.
Research from the Chicago Dental Society showed that workplace stresses and financial worries are leading to more people grinding their teeth.