Bieber’s Toothy Garter Removal is as Risky as it is Risqué, says A-Z Dental Care

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West Covina-based dental office A-Z Dental Care comments on a recent article that individuals who avoid using their teeth for purposes other than eating are much less likely to break or chip their teeth.

Will his toothy recklessness damage the world-famous Bieber grin?

While the intimate moment might have made for a memorable photo -- using teeth for any other purpose than eating risks damaging them.

An October 10 article on People reports on the mildly risqué Instagram post by Justin Bieber in which he is seen removing his new bride’s garter with his teeth. The post confirmed the pop star’s recent marriage to Hailey Baldwin, destroying the dreams of millions of ardent “Beliebers” around the world. West Covina based dental office A-Z Dental Care, however, says that – while the intimate moment might have made for a memorable photo -- using teeth for any other purpose than eating risks damaging them, even if the situation seems harmless.

The office explains that human teeth are specially designed to break down specific types of food. A-Z Dental Care says that molars, for example, are largely meant for grinding vegetables or roots, not biting into fabrics or other objects. When a person uses their teeth on an object, their risk for chipping or breaking a tooth gets exponentially higher, the office notes. Common habits such as biting one’s nails are a frequent cause of chipped teeth, the office adds. A-Z Dental Care says that while it is unlikely that a single event will actually destroy a person’s teeth, getting out of the habit of using teeth instead of scissors or a knife will limit the risk of chipping or breaking substantially.

Of course, A-Z Dental Care notes that even the most oral-health conscious person can still experience chipping or breaking, and when it happens its time to visit the dentist. The dental office says that chipped teeth have the potential to break further so it’s important to schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. If a chipped tooth ends up exposing the pulp of the tooth in even a minute amount, the patient’s risk for infection and costly restorative procedures skyrockets. Taking care of a chipped tooth sooner rather than later is always in a patient’s best interests, the office notes.

If a patient experiences a broken or missing tooth, however, the matter is much more urgent, says A-Z Dental Care. Broken teeth have a high risk of causing infection as food particles can get stuck inside of hard-to-reach crevasses, allowing infection-causing bacteria to flourish. The office also notes that missing teeth can lead to bone loss if unchecked for long periods of time, as there is nothing to stimulate bone tissue production in the gap. Getting dental implant as soon as possible can reduce the risk of bone loss and infection considerably while also restoring lost confidence in a patient’s smile and full functionality.

For more information on all of A-Z Dental Care’s services, readers can visit their website at https://www.atozdentalcare.com/ or by calling 626-314-6908.

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