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On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, how would you rank your oral health? If your answer is anything less than 10, you need to assess every aspect of your life and how it could potentially influence your smile. The more you can do to set your life on the proper path to ensure oral accidents and injuries cannot arise, the lower the risk that dental damage will occur, and the better the chance that you will succeed in your desire for perfect oral health.

Dental damage can arise in many forms and can be caused by all sorts of oral ailments. If you suffer mouth damage due to smoking or chewing tobacco or using drugs, then you need to remove these unhealthy habits immediately. Even if there is not yet any signs and symptoms of dental damage due to these risks, you should still eliminate them from your life. In addition, unhealthy lifestyle habits included mouth jewelry should be targeted as well, as they can lead to severe dental damage in the form of nerve damage, choking hazards, and can lead to serious infections. Thus, avoid mouth jewelry whenever possible.

A serious oral health ailment that can often arise can be linked to sports. Sports are known to cause severe dental damage because they can easily chip and crack teeth or lead to much worse forms of oral accidents and injuries at a moment’s notice. Even a single blow to your face can easily set back your teeth and gums for the rest of your life. If you are involved in any sports, it is important to always make sure you’re wearing the proper safety equipment. This can include mouth guards, helmets, and facemasks.

When you are ready to take the plunge into your quest for a superb smile thanks to dental damage prevention treatments, come speak with Drew Hines, DMD to learn which treatment is right for you. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Drew Hines and our team at our dentist office in Charlotte, North Carolina, simply give us a call at 704-366-3526.