Chipped teeth : what are the causes ?
There are many causes of chipped teeth :
- Accidental falls
- Traffic accidents
- Chewing hard food
- Enamel lesions
Just think of the smiles of children whose baby teeth which are structurally less strong than permanent teeth can easily be broken or get hurt due to falls between outdoor games, chases or bicycle accidents.
Like children's teeth, those of older people are exposed to injury. After many years, the teeth are more fragile and therefore more prone to fracture especially when chewing hard or crunchy foods.
In fact, even adults are not exempt from these episodes. Road accidents in cars or motorcycles or even sports activities involving physical contact are often the most common causes of chipped teeth.