The teeth of a human being is so strong that it can be used to tear a strong object and also to open things like the bottles. It is quite surprising that using your teeth to open a bottle is one of the fastest ways to destroy your teeth. It is no doubt that the teeth is very strong but there are actually things that can destroy the teeth.
Most people use their teeth in surprising and sometimes destructive ways. We’ve all used our teeth as tools at some point in our lives, but did you know that you can crack or fracture your teeth if you use them improperly? In fact, cracked and fractured teeth are the third leading cause of tooth loss.
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that our teeth are meant for chewing, and not to lend us an extra hand or tool in a given situation. It’s especially easy for children to forget this. Talk to your children about why it is unsafe to use their teeth as tools, and remind them that cracking a tooth can hurt!
Also, teeth are not designed to crush the hard outer shell of nuts. Pecans, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts all have a protective shell encasing the edible nut. Trying to break open a shell is a great way to crack a tooth.
It is a obvious no-no for humans to use their teeth to open bottles, yet people continue to use their teeth to pry off metal bottle caps. You should never bite metal, or chew on metallic objects because they are much harder than your teeth and can seriously damage them.
Many people like to use their teeth as a “third hand” to hold things like pens, pencils, toys, clothes pins, etc. In addition to being a choking hazard, things held between your teeth can result in serious oral injuries if you trip and fall.
Opening things with our teeth is a bad habit many of us pick up as a child. Whether it’s using our teeth to open a bag of chips, a bottle or a walnut, we’re risking fracturing or cracking a tooth in the process.
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Source : Brainnews radio
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