Your teeth are not a tool. Ok, you might argue that your teeth ARE a tool for helping break down your food, clearly articulate words, and supporting your facial bone structure. And, you’d be right on those counts. What we mean here is a more basic idea of tool- an inanimate item which helps you accomplish a task easier. All too often when we need a third hand and there’s no friend available, we grip things with our teeth instead. The danger in this type of misuse of your teeth is, although they are strong bone, they have limitations. Unfortunately, our teeth have limits, and they are an invaluable resource that’s not easy to replace.