You would never consider running a red light on a busy street or crossing over a lane of orange construction cones on the freeway, but you might be doing some everyday things that are just as perilous for your dental health in Davidson.
At Dennis J Coleman DDS – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to share with you some common habits that could be detrimental to the health of your teeth:
- Crunching ice between your teeth might be refreshing, but it can be harmful to the soft tissue inside your mouth. Once this tissue gets irritated, you’re more likely to get toothaches and have increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods.
- Participating in your favorite sport without necessary mouth protection is a risk to your dental health in Davidson. If there is a chance that a mouth injury could take place, and there is with most sports, then get to the nearest sporting goods store and buy a mouth guard or, better yet, ask us about a custom mouth guards.
- Using your teeth to open anything is a bad idea. Every time your teeth comes into contact with a foreign object, there a chance that it could for chip and crack.
Now that you know how to avoid these risks, what can you do if you’ve already damaged your teeth from these activities or similar ones? Make an appointment with our caring staff and we’ll see how we can improve your dental health in Davidson.
If you’ve had chipping or cracking troubles, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that might help you. If you have overly-sensitive teeth, we may be able to prescribe a toothpaste to lessen the pain.
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