Why do teeth chip?
Slips and falls, car accidents, contact sports, and other injuries often result in chipped or fractured teeth — but accidents like this aren’t always the culprit. You could chip a tooth by doing something as ordinary as chewing on a hard piece of food. You might also just wake up one morning and notice a tooth feels different than it used to. Why is this?
It’s likely that your tooth has been weakening over time as the result of an issue like tooth grinding (bruxism), decay, cavities, large fillings, or even acid reflux! These problems make your teeth more susceptible to chips, breaks, fractures, and lost fillings. So while it may appear like you cracked a tooth while eating a sandwich, there’s almost always an underlying cause that’s truly to blame.