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Avoid These 5 Smile Wreckers

By August 2, 2019No Comments

oral health hazards EdmondAt Redbud Dental in Edmond OK, we treat often cavities and damage caused by the following, which we hope you can avoid:

1. Sports Injuries

Many parents send their kids out on the playing field with a mouthguard but fail to protect themselves when they participate in activities that put teeth at risk. Talk to us at Redbud Dental about custom sports mouthguards for every athlete in the family.

2. Ice Chomping

Many individuals like chewing ice, especially that irresistible pebble ice you can get in some fountain drinks. You may not even be aware that you chew on the ice when you have finished your drink. Breaking this habit can guard your teeth from cracks, chips, and tooth sensitivity.

3. Oral Piercings

Are you someone who expresses your personality with piercings in and around the mouth? We strongly discourage this. In addition to the risk of cracking or chipping, infection and permanent nerve damage can occur.

4. Gummy or Sour Candy

Of course all sugar-filled treats are no friend to your enamel, but gummy candy packs a double punch because it is both sugary and clings tightly to teeth. Sour candy triggers even more acid production than sugary candy alone. If your sweet tooth is extremely persuasive, chew sugarless gum.

5. Eating Disorders

These complex mental disorders have a host of mental and physical considerations and, for most affected people, cannot be simply wished away with willpower. If you suffer from bulimia or anorexia, we hope you are receiving the appropriate professional treatment. Be advised, however, that there are some things you can do to obtain a measure of protection for your teeth while you work through the healing process. doctor Peck can provide sensitive, discrete oral health guidance for those currently suffering or those who have overcome a disorder but have tooth damage as a result.

What If It’s Too Late?

If you have oral health issues due to one of these, or for any other reason, there are still ways to heal your smile. Virtually all tooth damage can be treated with advanced dentistry.

At Redbud Dental in Edmond OK, services include family and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Redbud Dental:

405-960-0290

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

18001 N. Western Ave. Ste. 106
Edmond, Oklahoma
73012

 

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