Dental Upgrades: Tooth Hazard Risk Assessments

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Are you aware of any tooth hazards in your life? If you have not already done so, it is a good idea to establish a checklist of anything in your life that could potentially lead to an oral accident or injury. Even something as common as products you eat could end up damaging your smile for decades to come. Thus, it is important to be aware of any tooth hazard risks and take the necessary steps to protect yourself. Listed below are common questions associated with everyday tooth hazard risks:

What are some common forms of tooth hazards?
Listed below are a few of the tooth hazard risks that you may encounter in your day-to-day life:

  • biting directly into ice or other hard foods
  • oral accidents or injuries due to a lack of oral safety gear
  • mouth jewelry such as tongue piercings
  • underlying oral health conditions such as bruxism

How can oral appliances be used to help prevent tooth hazards?
Oral appliances such as mouth guards have proven to be extremely helpful for lowering your risk of tooth hazards because they add an additional layer of protection. Mouth guards are typically designed to cover up entire rows of teeth to prevent chips and cracks.

What are the benefits of optimum oral hygiene in relation to tooth hazards?
Several tooth hazard risks may arise due to issues with a failure to clean your teeth effectively. It is important to always have optimum oral hygiene routines in place.

What are my options for lowering my risk for common tooth hazards?
It may be a good idea to set forth a checklist or a prevention plan to establish all common tooth hazard risks in your life and eliminate or exercise caution with them as needed.

To talk about your tooth hazard risks with Dr. Victor J. Dongo and the rest of our team, you can schedule an appointment at our dental office in Hialeah Gardens, Florida. Our number is (305) 512-3700.