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Keeping your smile safe from various tooth hazard risks that can arise is important to ensure that your teeth and gums can function effectively for decades to follow. Always make sure that you’re taking the necessary steps to prevent dental damage from everyday activities in your life. Assess which activities or issues and habits in your life could potentially weaken your teeth and gums and implement effective steps to prevent damage from occurring.

Monitoring your oral health care includes making sure that any products in your diet that can potentially cause damage to your teeth and gums are eradicated. Furthermore, you need to limit the risks associated with habits in your life. Try using mouth guards or other forms of safety equipment to keep your smile safe. If you’re involved in any forms of activities that can potentially damage your teeth by strikes or blows to the face. Through the use of a mouth guard, face mask, helmet or any other form of safety equipment, you can drastically diminish the risk of damage that may arise.

A common risk factor associated with products that you may be using includes the use of tongue piercings. If a tongue piercing is placed incorrectly, it can lead to permanent nerve damage. Rather than continually putting your smile at risk for forms of oral accidents or injuries, avoid the use of mouth jewelry altogether. Other potential risks of mouth jewelry include gum tissue lacerations, infections, chipped and cracked teeth and burst blood vessels.

No matter the tooth hazard prevention treatments you are in need of, Dr. Bradford Boyd and our team at AV Dental Wellness Group are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up a tooth hazard risk assessment exam at our dental office in Lancaster, California, please call us at 661-942-1179 to speak with a member of our team.