Are you aware of tooth hazards in your life that are currently putting your smile at risk? Even mundane tasks in your life, habits that may not seem that bad, or day-to-day activities that often seem like chores or random occurrences, could potentially be putting your smile at serious risk of dental failure. To ensure that you smile receives the necessary care it needs and to prevent any damage from arising in the form of tooth hazards, assess all aspects of your life and determine which potential areas could be vulnerable to dental damage.
To help keep your smile safe for various oral health hazards that arise, be aware of the risks in your life. Avoid the use of mouth jewelry as you can easily cause permanent nerve damage if a tongue ring is placed incorrectly. Furthermore, it can lead to infections, pose as choking hazards, or lead to chipped and cracked teeth. If you chip and crack your teeth by biting into products that are not meant to be bitten into, you can increase the risks you place on your smile. This can include everything from ice, cough drops, or inedible products that you may chew on as a bad habit or stress reliever. If you are constantly biting into pencils, pen caps, or biting on your nails, you may want to avoid these habits to prevent any further damage from arising with your smile. Other tooth hazards can arise with an individual due to bad habits that slowly wear down your teeth over time. If you are suffering from bruxism or a TMJ disorder, you may be putting your smile at an increased risk of dental damage by slowly wearing down your tooth enamel.
Your smile and your oral health care can receive a boost with tooth hazard prevention treatments. If you wish to visit the dental office of JC Brown DDS in Germantown, Tennessee, you can book an exam by calling us at 901-758-1000. Dr. Jackie Brown and our entire team look forward to providing you with the tooth hazard prevention and care you need.