How to Avoid Tooth Hazards

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Did you know dental accidents are afoot at every turn? Well, it’s true! Your teeth may not be safe! Oral accidents and conditions happen every day, and most can be avoided. That is why it is important to avoid neglect to your oral health care, or a dental accident can give you a scare!
Granted, every moment of your life isn’t a constant war to save your teeth and gums while protecting your smile, but there are plenty of risks abound that can put them in danger. Protecting your teeth often requires more than just brushing and flossing daily—it involves thinking ahead too.

For example, your teeth can easily be chipped or cracked in a variety of ways. If you play contact sports or participate in any high-risk activities that could put your mouth and jaw in the line of a blunt trauma, always make sure the appropriate equipment is used. This could include mouth guards, face masks, and helmets. In addition, some foods that are overly hard and tough can crack your teeth when bitten into harshly. Furthermore, avoid using your teeth to open products, such as soda cans and bottles.

Many bad habits we begin due to peer pressure can also destroy our teeth and put a damper on our smile. This includes discoloration, gum disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, and a variety of other disorders that could come about from these habits. Proven bad habits for your oral health include using drugs and smoking or chewing tobacco. Quit these bad habits immediately so your smile has a chance to be healthy for many years to come.

Please contact Chicago Bright Smiles at 312-642-5107 today to learn more about protecting your smile and to schedule a visit with Dr. Sudi Rafieian. Our dentist and team in Chicago, Illinois, are excited to serve you!