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Are you aware of tooth hazard risks in your life that could be slowly damaging your smile? Because tooth hazards can often arise due to various day-to-day activities we are involved in, it is important to assess any habits or risk factors in your life that could be leading to dental damage. To minimize the damage that can arise due to tooth hazards, set forth an effective tooth hazard risk prevention plan.

Several tooth hazards in your life can be putting your smile at risk of dental damage. One of the biggest risks to your smile occurs due to cracks in your teeth. Beyond products such as cough drops or chewing on pens and pencils, you can also damage your teeth by trying to chew on ice or biting your nails routinely. Any bad habit that potentially uses your teeth as biting tools could easily damage your teeth and gums. Furthermore, your teeth tend to become more brittle over time, so even if you were able to bite into these products at a younger age, you might not be able to do so as you age.

If for any reason you are not wearing any kind of safety equipment such as mouth guards, you’re putting your smile at risk of various dental damage hazards. Your teeth can be chipped and cracked, or they can even be knocked out completely if you suffer a blow to the face. Although we’re not suggesting you wear mouth guards at all times, it is important to have them in place during periods of high risk, including when you are playing contact sports.

Do you feel confident in your knowledge about tooth hazards? With tooth hazard prevention treatments from Riverdale Dental Center, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. If you wish to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dental office in Brighton, Colorado, Dr. Jon C. Bauman and our team can be reached by calling us at 303.659.1920.