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Methods to Help Your Child Avoid A Cracked Tooth

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry
Methods to Help Your Child Avoid A Cracked ToothBroken teeth are among the most dental emergencies in children. Cracked tooth in children occurs due to accidental blows while playing or during sporty activities. However, when the child has consistency in having cracked teeth, what solutions can a parent offer to the child to prevent other severe damages?

Visit a Dentist for a Check-up

If the child consistently has a cracked tooth, it means that the roots of the teeth are not durable and strong enough to withstand the pressure exerted when they fall or when accidents that affect the teeth occur.

More so, it can signal an occurrence of dental issues that causes regular cracking of the teeth. In addition, it may communicate that the child has weak teeth that are not fully developed either due to lack of proper nutrients or late development; hence they are easily cracked. Therefore a visit to the dentist enables the parent to get a solution to the problem.

Adopt a Healthy Diet for the Child

Food directly affects the health of the teeth and gums. Children exposed to long periods of foods with sugars may always be prone to having cracked teeth, especially when something minimal happens to their teeth due to increased sensitivity.

However, adopting and giving the child diets rich in calcium and vitamins strengthens the teeth' jaws and bones, providing firm, more robust support for the teeth.

Provide Teeth Guards to the Child While Playing or During Sports Activities

Wearing teeth guards reduces the chances of cracked teeth due to accidents and abrasions caused when the child falls since the guards offer a protective layer that protects the teeth from external effects.

In general, the parent needs to take the issue of the cracked tooth seriously in a child to prevent the buildup of other dental problems that can harm the child.

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At Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Healy created this informative blog to assist with educating the community about various topics of pediatric dentistry.
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