Keeping your smile safe from known tooth hazards is essential to ensure your teeth can continue to function as intended. However, several lifestyle habits can slowly wear away your teeth and cause severe dental damage. These are often known as tooth hazards. Tooth hazards can arise in several ways, including by-products you are consuming, lifestyle choices you make, or through ineffective cleaning routines.
If you are involved with any high-risk activities in your life, it is important to make sure you are slowly implementing protective techniques to ensure dental damage from blunt trauma does not occur. Even a single oral accident or injury can knock out several of your teeth and even destroy your jaw bone. For starters, visit your dentist for a custom-made mouthguard to help protect your teeth and gums.
It is important to limit unhealthy products that can slowly wear down your tooth enamel. However, it is also important to be aware that several risk factors can arise that can easily chip and crack your teeth. By chewing on hard substances or trying to bite into hard products such as cough drops, you can easily cause chips and cracks to occur in your teeth. To limit these tooth hazards, always exercise caution when biting into any substance.
If you would like to have a comprehensive exam from our team at Elite Dentistry PC for any tooth hazards or dental damage you may have, simply schedule an appointment with Dr. Mohamed Waheed and the rest of our team by calling (630) 592.8116. Our dentist office is situated in Addison, Illinois.