It’s important to treat your teeth with care. That’s why this video of Haley Bieber’s party trick makes us cringe. While opening a beer bottle with your teeth might impress some of your friends, it can also cause some serious damage to your smile.

You could crack or break a tooth. While we may be able to fix this kind of problem with a crown or other restoration, it’s best to simply prevent the damage from occurring in the first place. Don’t ever use your teeth to open a bottle – or anything else. And don’t chew on ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard substances. 

At Summit Dental, we’ll look for signs of cracks or other damage during every exam. It’s important to repair these issues ASAP. They can be a source of infection, since bacteria can enter your tooth through these openings.

Need to schedule an exam? Call Summit Dental at 201-366-7001 for our Hackensack office to schedule an appointment, or call at 201-347-1417 for our Tenafly office to schedule.