We can’t believe that November is here. We hope that you are enjoying the beautiful fall foliage and outdoor activities that we have available in our area this time of year. Before you know it, the holiday season will arrive, followed quickly by the start of the new year. While we have many patients who are excited for all of the festivities that the holidays bring, especially after the limitations many of us had last year due to the pandemic, we know not everyone shares this excitement. The holidays can be a stressful time for some people. You might be surprised to learn that added stress can have an effect on your oral health.
Dental enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, but just like anything else, even the strongest substance can be in need of repair. A tooth can chip or crack when you least expect it, even from chewing on a pen, ice cube, or piece of hard candy. It’s even more likely to happen if you are prone to tooth decay or suffer from abnormal amounts of acid or bruxism. Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic procedure using soft tooth-colored composite resin to repair a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth. It can also close gaps between teeth, or lengthen a small tooth.