The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Tooth Hazards

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It is essential to actively protect your smile at all times, including brushing and flossing your teeth and gums daily. Even though your oral health care is essential by cleaning your mouth on a daily basis, it’s important you guard and protect your mouth on a daily basis as well. This includes exercising caution with all lifestyle choices and selections you make.

One highly effective tool to consider implementing to keep your smile safe is a mouth guard. Normally a mouth guard is an ideal tool to use for protecting your mouth while you sleep, and they are also highly effective at guarding against blunt trauma that can arise during sports. To prevent tooth hazards from taking place, purchase a mouth guard or speak with your dentist about having one custom-crafted for you.

Your teeth can be extremely sensitive and frail when you wake up if you have been grinding your teeth all night. An oral health disorder known as bruxism can leave your teeth extra sensitive due to tooth grinding and gnashing while you sleep. Furthermore, numerous products, including cough drops and chewing on ice, can also harm your smile if you bite into them too hard. Not to mention, cough drops often are full of sugars, which can increase the rate of tooth decay and dental erosion in your mouth as well.

No matter which tooth hazards treatments you select, the real importance is the oral health benefits it can give. If you would like Dr. Kevin J. Reece and our team at Kevin J. Reece, DDS to bring you in for a comprehensive exam to determine which treatment is right for you, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Payson, Utah, by calling us at 801-465-4474.