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Never be afraid to seek out new ways to improve your oral health. As much as you may want to change your smile from time to time, it is important to remember that restorations will not always be there to give you a smile makeover if an oral accident or injury occurs. In addition, dental damage could severely hinder your health and potentially cause damaged beyond easy repair. Although this is rare, it is a good idea to be prepared for any severe tooth hazards that may come your way.

To help keep your smile safe, it is always important to avoid tooth hazards hours in the form of tongue piercings. If you’re not sure what a tongue piercing is, it is a piece of mouth jewelry, often made of metal and inserted directly into your tongue. Lip and tongue rings are dangerous, although tongue rings can cause nerve damage if inserted incorrectly. In addition, choking hazards are also present with mouth jewelry, and the risk for infectious diseases such as hepatitis and endocarditis can occur.

Mouth guards are highly effective tooth hazards prevention tools that function as oral appliances designed to keep your smile safe. Once mouth guards are in place, they can help prevent damage to your teeth and gums that often arise due to blunt trauma or oral accidents and injuries. In addition, mouth guards can be customized for your exact dental impression by your dentist or can be purchased pre-formed at a local store.

Never chew on ice. By chewing on ice, you can easily damage your teeth. Even though ice is natural and sugar-free, you may not think it can damage your teeth, but can easily chip or crack teeth. In addition, it can lead to toothaches and potentially even knock teeth out. This is because dental trauma can often exist by biting into products that are too hard for your teeth. Even if your teeth were once able to bite into these products, they may have weakened over time and are no longer capable of doing so.

Are you finally beginning to understand the oral health benefits of tooth hazard treatments? To learn more about tooth hazard treatments, or to schedule, an appointment with your dentist at Paul R. Stanovick, DDS, call Dr. Paul R. Stanovick and our entire team at our dentist office in Mechanicsville, Virginia at 804-781-1919.  With tooth hazard treatments, we will make sure you receive the smile you’ve always wished for.