Everyone knows that there are certain activities that can put your teeth at risk of injury, such as sports. This makes tooth injury related to these activities acceptable, sometimes even a badge of honor–it shows you play hard to be competitive. But people who do not participate in these activities may feel like tooth injury is more embarrassing when it does occur. Some surprising accidents can chip or knock out your teeth even if you are a careful individual, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to explain where your injury came from.
If you are a singer or do frequent speaking with a microphone, beware. During her ‘Red’ tour in 2013, Taylor swift accidentally uppercut herself with the microphone and chipped one of her front teeth. Despite her injury, she was able to carry her concert through to the finish. Taylor Swift is not the only one who has chipped a tooth on a microphone. Singer and recording artist Hilary Duff also chipped a tooth on her mic during one of her tours. During a later concert, she chipped the veneer that covered her damaged tooth on another mic.
As a professional golfer, Tiger Woods runs the risk of golf-related tooth injuries every time he steps onto the green. In January 2015, he had one tooth knocked out and another chipped by an unlikely source. At the awards podium of the World Cup in Italy, a videographer with a shoulder mount accidentally hit Woods in the face with a camera, damaging his teeth.
If you are a careful driver, and can’t imagine yourself being in danger of wild camera or microphone attacks, your teeth could still be in danger. Sometimes the foods that you eat are enough to chip your teeth. In addition to microphones, Hilary Duff chipped her tooth on a bagel the day of her wedding! If you’re a fan of dried fruits or any kind of olive, for example, you should take the warning about pit fragments written on the packages seriously. Unexpectedly chomping down on a bit of hard pit could chip your teeth. Sometimes, completely benign seeming foods can do the damage as well. Actress Shikara reported chipping a tooth in 2012 while preparing to film an episode of The Voice. The culprit was an ordinary cookie.
There are many unexpected ways for your teeth to be chipped or otherwise damaged. You may take excellent care of your teeth and be careful to protect them, but sometimes accidents get the better of us all. If you have been involved in an accident that damaged any of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help restore your smile to its former glory.
Chipped teeth can be covered using veneers that are closely color-matched to your other teeth, making them virtually invisible. The veneer will not only hide the damage, but will also protect the damaged tooth from further chipping or cracking. You can also fill the holes left from knocked out teeth through dental implants. Implants are durable replacements that match your natural teeth in shape and color and keep your other teeth from shifting over to fill the gap.
Cosmetic restorations can help you reclaim your smile. If you’ve suffered tooth damage that has you embarrassed to share your brightest grin, please call 509-368-7788 for an appointment at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics in Spokane.
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