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Never be afraid to have an oral health care checklist in place. As long as you’re prepared for tooth hazards and dental damage that can occur in your daily lifestyle, you have a much better chance of going through life with a super smile and a set of pearly whites. As a general rule of thumb, you should always be prepared for any tooth hazards by making sure your teeth and gums are well guarded against the risk of oral accidents.

Are you aware of the oral health risks associated with tooth hazards such as mouth jewelry? In the case of mouth jewelry in the form of tongue piercings, nerve damage can occur if placed incorrectly. In addition, they can pierce large blood vessels which will cause severe bleeding. Furthermore, they could pose as choking hazards, and if they’re made out of metal, they can easily chip nearby teeth.

To help protect your smile against dental damage, consider implementing an effective oral appliance tool designed to keep your teeth and gums safe. Due to the risks associated with chipping and cracking, or teeth being knocked out due to blunt trauma, an oral device such as a mouthguard can prove to be highly effective for keeping your smile safe. Mouth guards can be customized for your smile or come pre-formed and ready-to-wear.

Never bite into products that are too hard on your teeth. This includes chewing on ice, pen caps, or any other hard candies or other edible sweets that can easily chip and crack your teeth. Dental damage associated with biting into products is well known. Even if you were able to succeed by biting through these products at one point in time in your life, your teeth may have weakened over time and are no longer capable of doing so.

Never give up on your smile or your oral health care until you have visited with our dentist and learned more about tooth hazard treatments. To book an appointment with Slidell Family Dental Care, by contacting us at our dentist office in Slidell, Louisiana. Our number is 985-643-4553. Dr. Kent Stasney and our entire team look forward to your visit.