Avoid These 5 Smile Wreckers

oral health hazards Oceanside

We hope today’s post will alert blog visitors to some harmful oral health threats. At Oceanside Dental Excellence, too often, we treat decay and damage caused by the following:

1. Sports Injuries

Many parents send their kids out on the playing field with a mouthguard but fail to protect themselves when they participate in activities that put teeth at risk. Talk to us at Oceanside Dental Excellence about custom sports mouthguards for every athlete in the family.

2. Ice Chomping

Many men and women enjoy 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 guard your teeth against 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 occur.

4. Gummy or Sour Candy

Of course, all candies are no friend to your enamel, but gummy candy packs a double punch because it is both sugary and clings securely 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 host of mental and physical considerations 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 professional 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. Drs. Dankworth 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 problems 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. We pride ourselves on providing solutions to the dental issues caused by common smile wreckers. However, we are even happier when our patients are able to avoid them and just visit us twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. Oceanside Dental Excellence is located at 3762 Mission Ave Ste 104, in Oceanside, California. Call us at 760-439-3400 to schedule a consultation.

Contact Oceanside Dental Excellence:

760-439-3400

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3762 Mission Ave Ste 104
Oceanside, California
92058

 

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