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In order to keep your smile safe, you should always take the time to sit down and analyze what risk factors are present in your life, and what you can do to minimize any hazards that they include. If you are continually exercising unhealthy habits and lifestyle choices, your oral health will be at a much greater risk for dental damage. To minimize dental damage, assess the risks and eliminate unhealthy ones as necessary.

Dental damage can occur to your wisdom teeth. This is because your wisdom teeth are the last remaining teeth to grow in your mouth and typically arise during your teen years. In many cases, they do not fully grow in, or there are issues associated with their presence, including tooth decay, infection, or crossbites.

Always seek out the appropriate safety equipment whenever involved in sports. This is because numerous forms of dental damage can occur, and an oral injury can destroy your smile in seconds. To prevent damage associated with oral accidents and injuries or blows to the face, always make sure you’re wearing the necessary appliances, including mouthguards, face masks, and helmets to help ensure your teeth, gums, and jaw are well protected.

To help protect your smile against the risk of dental damage, it is important to exercise caution with any lifestyle habits that can easily hinder your overall health. This includes exercising caution with any mouth jewelry that you’re wearing, including tongue rings that can lead to severe oral ailments, including cracked teeth and infections. Furthermore, unhealthy habits such as smoking and using drugs can severely hinder the health of your teeth and gums.

Achieve a better smile with optimum oral health care success courtesy of dental damage prevention treatments. If you would like to set up dental damage prevention treatments at Donald R. Hermansen DDS, you are welcome to call our dentist office in Redwood City, California, at our number 650-716-2500. Dr. Donald Hermansen and our entire team look forward to upgrading your smile.