Chipping your tooth
Eating crunchy foods is something we do just about everyday. However, if you have ever chipped a tooth while chewing on a piece of hard candy, you know how quickly it can ruin your day. You could also discover a chipped tooth after falling or being hit in the face. However it happens, it can happen to anyone, and it will probably be when you least expect it.
Like any other part of your body, the strength of your tooth enamel has its limits. If your tooth is broken, fractured, or chipped, you need to take care of it as soon as possible. If the odd look and feel of a chipped tooth is not motivating enough to see your dentist as soon as you can, some other reasons include possibly damaging your tooth further and infection. You could even end up loosing the tooth if it is not treated properly.
Chipping a tooth is nothing you should take lightly, however, it can be repaired very easily with simple procedures. Usually a small piece of tooth enamel that has been chipped off is repaired with a filling or bonding. Larger pieces of tooth that are broken off are covered with a crown or a cap. In the meantime, take care of your tooth at home. Take over-the-counter pain reliever for pain, cover your tooth with wax paraffin or sugarless chewing gum if it has a jagged edge, and eat soft foods.