Avoid These 5 Smile Wreckers
We hope this post from Summer Dental in Las Vegas will alert blog visitors to potential oral health risks. Too often, we treat tooth decay and damage caused by the following:
1. Sports Injuries
Many parents send their little ones out on the playing field with a mouthguard, but fail to safeguard themselves when they participate in activities that put teeth at risk. Talk to us at Summer Dental sports mouthguards for every athlete in the family.
2. Ice Chomping
Many men and women like chewing ice, especially that irresistible pebble ice you can get in some fountain drinks. You may not even be aware that you chew on the ice when you have finished your drink. Breaking this habit can protect your teeth from cracks, chips, and tooth sensitivity.
3. Oral Piercings
Are you someone who expresses your personality with piercings in and around the mouth? We strongly discourage this. In addition to the risk of cracking or chipping, infection and permanent nerve damage can result.
4. Gummy or Sour Candy
Of course all sugary treats are no friend to your enamel, but gummy candy packs a double punch because it is both sugary and clings firmly to teeth. Sour candy triggers even more acid production than sugary candy alone. If your sweet tooth is extremely persuasive, chew sugarless gum.
5. Eating Disorders
These complex mental disorders have a plethora of mental and physical implications and, for most affected people, cannot be simply wished away with willpower. If you suffer from bulimia or anorexia, we hope you are receiving the appropriate specialized treatment. Be advised, however, that there are some things you can do to receive a measure of protection for your teeth while you work through the healing process. Doctor Habashi can provide sensitive, discrete oral health guidance for those currently suffering or those who have overcome a disorder but have tooth damage as a result.
What If It’s Too Late?
If you have oral health issues due to one of these, or for any other reason, there are still ways to heal your smile. Virtually all tooth damage can be treated with advanced dentistry.
At Summer Dental in Las Vegas we pride ourselves on providing answers to the dental problems caused by common smile wreckers. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next cleaning and checkup today.
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