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How does force damage teeth?

Force can damage teeth by breaking dental fillings or damaging the enamel. Bruxism, or grinding your teeth, is an example of force which often leads to tooth damage. Bad chewing habits, such as chewing on ice or hard candy, or a blow to your mouth, also are forces that can damage your teeth. They can cause cracks in teeth, especially in teeth with large fillings.

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