Chipped / Broken Tooth
Teeth chip for a lot of reasons.
Hitting your tooth or biting on something that isn’t supposed to be bitten can break teeth. The hardest thing our teeth hit? Our other teeth. It makes us really cringy when we see teeth getting used to open a stubborn ketchup packet. Believe us when we say “Teeth are not tools!” Teeth can break from getting a cavity that starts on the inside of the hard outer layer (enamel). An x-ray helps us to find these hidden cavities before the tooth breaks and causes that pain that can wake a person up at night.