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Hidden Culprits To Chipped Teeth

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When we think of chipping or fracturing a tooth, we typically think of a fall or injury. While accidental trauma is the most common reason for chipped teeth, there are everyday habits and lifestyle choices that can lead to tooth damage. 

Stress
While stress in general cannot cause your tooth to chip, if you grind your teeth in times of stress, you are putting your teeth at great risk. Many people grind their teeth during sleep (bruxism). These excessive forces on your teeth over time can cause chipping, cracking and enamel damage. Fortunately, bruxism is very treatable with the use of a custom mouthguard from your dentist.
Piercings
Your smile is safe if you just have your ears pierced. However, if you’ve decided to decorate your tongue with a piercing, you are putting your teeth in danger. Tongue piercings not only increase your risk for oral infection, but they can also lead to chipped teeth. In fact, the Journal of Periodontology exposed research that states that 47 percent of people who wear tongue jewelry for at least four years have experienced chipped teeth.
A Crooked Smile
You may think that your crooked or crowded teeth are just a matter of aesthetics. The truth is, crooked teeth and malocclusion can put excessive strain on teeth that were not designed to handle it. This can lead to chips and cracks until the alignment is treated. Consider a straightening solution such as braces or Invisalign if you have chipped teeth caused by a crooked smile.
Nail Biting
Nail biting is another stress-induced or nervous habit that can seem harmless but actually poses a major threat to your smile. Your teeth were made to chew food, not cut or tear your nails. To protect your teeth from chips, grab the clippers instead.
Chomping Ice
If you are prone to chew ice after you finish your drink, you’ve probably done it your entire life or for a long period of time. Not only does this put strain on your jaw muscles, but it can also cause the enamel of your teeth to chip off and need repair. If you must chew, replace your ice with a stick of sugarless gum.

At Mitzi Morris, DMD, we are fully qualified to fix your chipped teeth. We use tooth colored composite resin to seamlessly restore your tooth in a way that looks natural and provides reliable durability. However, it is our goal to help you prevent chipped teeth in the first place. Take a hard look at your lifestyle habits and choices to ensure your smile is protected.

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  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

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    Lesley G
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C

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