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One of the biggest risks that plague smiles are not from microscopic damage associated with bacteria, but rather from tooth hazards. Tooth hazards are present at every point in time of your life and can arise at any time. However, you may be at an increased risk of a tooth hazard if you are not taking the necessary steps to protect your smile as needed.

If you are involved in any sports or other high-risk activities, it is important to make sure you are always wearing the necessary safety equipment. This includes mouth guards, helmets, or face masks. If you fail to implement the necessary safety gear, a single blow to the face can easily destroy your smile in seconds.

Be aware that lip and tongue rings carry several oral health risks. Tooth hazards arise from mouth jewelry due to the fact they can produce choking hazards, nerve damage, oral inflammation, infectious diseases, and cracked teeth.

Another common tooth hazard risk that typically arises is due to individuals biting into hard substances. This can be due to anything from ice to cough drops or candy canes. Even though your teeth may have been strong enough at one point in time to accomplish such tasks, they may have become more brittle over the years, and thus, you are less likely to survive the crunch of biting into a hard product. Always exercise caution when biting down on any hard substance.

Don’t let tooth hazards destroy your smile.  so that your smile can last for ages. To schedule a comprehensive oral examination with Dr. Michael Walbom and our team at A Caring Place Dentistry, give us a call at 520-809-6100. Our dentist office is situated in Tucson, Arizona.