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In order to ensure your teeth can effectively function as intended, it is important to avoid unhealthy lifestyle choices and products that can severely damage your teeth and gums. In addition, be sure to wear any safety equipment that can keep your smile safe, and visit your dentist to determine if any dental damage is occurring.

If you wish to provide an additional level of protection for your teeth and gums against the risk of tooth hazards, consider an oral appliance in the form of mouth guards. Mouth guards are extremely protective of your teeth and can help lower your risk of oral accidents and injuries. However, you should also be aware of other tooth hazards that can damage your teeth including hard products that can chip and crack teeth. This can include cough drops, hard candies, and ice. Avoid biting into these products whenever possible. In addition, exercise caution with tongue piercings and other similar forms of mouth jewelry. Not only can they lead to burst blood vessels, but they can cause nerve damage, oral inflammation, infection, and be risks for chipping and cracking teeth.

To learn more about which tooth hazard treatments you would prefer for enhancing your smile, contact Love Family Dentistry at 540-904-2300 . Come visit Dr. Peggy Lovecchio and our team at our dentist office in Roanoke, Virginia by scheduling an appointment at your earliest opportunity.