The world is always changing. We are always seeking ways to improve the environment. Currently there is a transition from disposable plastic straws to other disposable materials such as paper, plant and hybrids. Others may decide to carry reusable straws made from wood, plastic or metal. According to one article, they advocate the benefits of metal straws: https://get-green-now.com/benefits-of-stainless-steel-straws/
This article is focused on the danger of metal straws to your smile, teeth, gums, bones and nerves.
Dr. Joe Kravitz, a dentist from Rockville, Maryland, would like you to know that:
“Metals straws may break your front teeth!”
Dr. Kravitz has recently noticed an increase in damage to the front teeth in patients that use metal straws. The incisal edges of the front teeth can chip, crack or develop a sensitivity to cold and hot fluids. Repetitive trauma may occur by tapping or touching your teeth with the surface of the metal straw. REPETITIVE DAMAGE FROM METAL STRAWS MAY CAUSE THE FRONT TOOTH TO SPLIT, GUM RECESSION, BONE LOSS, BONE INFECTIONS AND TOOTH LOSS.
“Metal straws may cause and electric current to flow through your mouth and cause severe pain” says Dr. Joseph Kravitz. The electric current can form by causing a galvanic shock between fillings, crowns, bridges and dental implants and your nerves. Your saliva acts as a conductor. You will notice this immediately. Your mouth will feel like a small firecracker exploded. Ouch!
Drinking hot and cold fluids may cause an instant shock and pain amongst your back teeth also. It may feel like a brief, sharp pain. Sometimes the pain can linger, especially if you get seasonal sinus problems.
Treatments from metal straw damage to your smile may include:
- Root canals
- Tooth removal
- Dental implants
Replacing your decayed, chipped, broken, missing or infected teeth can greatly improve your quality of life today. Keep it simple. There is hope. There is help. With kindness. With love.
If you have any questions feel free to drop me a note or make a reservation at: http://www.dentalimplants.us/contact or call me at 301.761.4840
~ Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Author, Researcher, Coach