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Whenever you think about your oral health care, it’s always a good idea to think about the day-to-day activities that you are involved in that could potentially bring your smile down. Your smile can be destroyed by numerous tooth hazards that can arise, including risks involving the foods you eat, the lifestyle choices you choose, and even the cleaning habits you employ to keep your smile safe.

Your smile can be destroyed in an instant due to tooth hazards such as a tongue piercing. Tongue piercings can lead to severe oral health defects including chipped or cracked teeth, oral inflammation, and infectious diseases. In addition, they can give rise to choking and potentially chip and crack your teeth if they are made of metal or another similar hard substance.

If you ever feel like your teeth are at risk for tooth hazards, consider implementing a safety tool such as an oral appliance in the form of a mouth guard. Mouth guards are highly effective tooth protectors because they can help treat teeth at risk for dental damage due to blunt trauma from oral accidents and injuries.

It is important to remember your teeth may not be as strong as they once were. If you try to bite into a product such as a candy apple, or ice, you may end up chipping or cracking your teeth. Dental trauma can arise at any time, and your teeth may have weakened over time to the point that you could potentially knock out a tooth by biting into the extremely hard product. Thus, exercise caution with any hard products that you seek to bite into.

When you are ready to take the next step in your oral health care quest with tooth hazard treatments, we will be here for you. If you are interested in tooth hazard treatments from Carter-Rockbridge General Dentistry P.C. at our dentist office in Norcross, Georgia, call us at 770-662-5955. Dr. Gloria Stingley and our team look forward to providing tooth hazard treatments.