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At no point in time can you assume your mouth can accomplish every task you assign to it. By using basic common sense, it is a good way to keep yourself safe from dental damage and tooth hazards that can pop up from time to time. Watch your diet and understand what foods you should eat and what foods you should not. Provided you set forth in effect of a tooth hazard prevention plan, your smile will have a better chance for oral health care success.

Keeping your smile safe includes knowing what products can easily damage your teeth and gums. Never try to use your teeth for tasks which they are not assigned. Dental damage often occurs when individuals try to open products with their teeth. This includes bottle openers or plastic packaging that can seriously damage your teeth and gums. Not only can it chip and crack your teeth, but it can lacerate your gums, and even potentially knock your teeth out.

Numerous substances in foods and drinks you consume are known to destroy your tooth enamel. This is because plaque buildup in your mouth can convert harmful substances such as sugars into acids which will chew through your tooth enamel. Exercise caution by avoiding sugary foods, including gummy candies, sugary sweets, soda, sports drinks, and fruit juice. In addition, exercise caution with starchy foods as the same process can occur. This includes food such as potato chips.

Try to avoid snacking throughout the day as it increases the time in which your teeth can be damaged. By snacking throughout the day, your mouth produces less saliva, and you are further susceptible to numerous oral ailments. In addition, snacking throughout the day leaves food debris in contact with your teeth and gums longer and can increase the rate at which tooth decay can occur. Avoid snacking as much as possible

Don’t get left in the dark by having poor oral hygiene without tooth hazard prevention. If you would like Dr. Victoria Nguyen and our team at Crater Lake Dental to bring you in for a comprehensive exam to determine if tooth hazard prevention is right for you, please set up an appointment at our dentist office in Medford, Oregon, by calling us at 541-779-4344.