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Were you aware of the dangers of oral accidents and injuries? Although we are often well educated on the dangers of bacteria from microscopic fractures on out teeth, it is just as important to protect your teeth from blunt trauma and any oral accidents or injuries that can arise. Keeping your teeth clean isn’t going to do much good if they’re knocked out due to a simple mistake at a local park. Thus, exercise caution to prevent dental damage.

As the last of your adult teeth grow in, your wisdom teeth, it is important to make sure they grow in properly. They’re often a cause for numerous forms of dental damage as they can easily erupt in the wrong positions, or grow in incorrectly. In addition, they can cause multiple forms of tooth decay, infection, and can even lead an individual to have a cross-bite or another similar malocclusion.

Beyond your wisdom teeth, you can easily damage your smile based on lifestyle habits you keep. If you have any mouth jewelry appearing in your mouth, it is important to understand the risks associated with that. Several forms, including lip and tongue rings, can lead to numerous forms of dental damage including oral inflammation, chipped or cracked teeth, infectious diseases, and nerve damage. In addition, they compose choking hazards if they should become dislodged.

Exercise caution with any high-risk activities in your life, including in the participation of contact sports. If you’re involved with contact sports, you need to be aware that dental damage can easily arise due to a single oral accident. It’s always important to wear the necessary safety gear to prevent oral accidents or injuries that can arise. Effective forms of treatment include mouthguards, face masks, and helmets.

Don’t get left in the dark by having poor oral hygiene without dental damage prevention treatments. If you would like Dr. Robert Doyle and our team at Complete Dental Care to bring you in for a comprehensive exam to determine if dental damage prevention treatments are right for you, please set up an appointment at our dentist office in Martins Ferry, Ohio, by calling us at 866-471-4028.