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In order to assess your oral health risks, it is important to do a step-by-step plan through your daily life to determine what activities you are involved in that could be putting your smile at risk. The more you are prepared for dental damage, the less likely you are to suffer from a freak oral accident or injury. With an effective prevention plan in place, you can not only minimize the risks that are present but also ensure the greatest chance of recovery should an accident arise.

When the last of your adult teeth, the wisdom teeth grow in, it is important to make sure that dental damage does not occur due to their presence. When these teeth erupt above your gum line, numerous ailments can arise due to the fact that they might not fully grow in or can potentially cause other teeth nearby to move or split out of position. Furthermore, they can cause serious infections and are a tooth decay risk.

Never assume your mouth is always safe. In many situations, dental damage in the form of an oral accident or emergency can destroy your smile in seconds. Always make sure that if your mouth is at risk for any form blunt trauma, that you are wearing the necessary oral appliances and safety equipment to protect your teeth and gums. This includes face masks, helmets, and any other forms of equipment that can keep your mouth, head, and jaw safe.

When using any kind of products that are dangerous to your smile, it is important to be aware of the oral health care ramifications. If you are smoking or using drugs, not only can they severely stain or damage your teeth and lead to immediate bad breath, they can have long-term effects such as tooth loss, infection, and cancer. In addition, wearing mouth jewelry in the form of lip and tongue rings can cause frequent bleeding, oral inflammation, cracked teeth, choking, and even contribute to infectious diseases.

The pinnacle of oral health and a super smile is possible with dental damage prevention treatments. If you are seeking help with dental damage prevention treatments, we are here to help you. For a thorough diagnosis and treatment, please contact Alberto A. Herrero, DDS to set up an appointment with Dr. Alberto A. Herrero and our team at our dentist office in Ann Arbor, Michigan by calling us at 734-222-9140.