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Is your mouth safe from oral accidents or injuries in your day-to-day life? Are you adequately taking responsibility for the health of your smile and work to protect it? If not, you need to assess your oral health by all means and determine what aspects of it are not reaching their full standards. One highly effective treatment prevention plan to consider is a checklist to assess all aspects of your life to determine your smile’s risk factors for dental damage.

Dental damage can arise in numerous forms. One often overlooked form of dental damage that can arise occurs due to your wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are the last set of adult teeth you will receive in your lifetime. In some situations, your jaw may not be large enough to hold the additional teeth and can place additional pressure on other nearby teeth. In addition, they may not fully grow correctly.

Keeping your smile safe against the risk of oral accidents associated with sports is essential. Sports are the leading cause of injuries not only to your body but your mouth as well. A single blow to your face can knock out numerous teeth and cause severe dental damage. To prevent damage associated with blunt trauma, always wear the appropriate oral appliances and safety equipment including mouthguards and face masks.

Keeping your smile risk free includes avoiding dental damage associated with mouth jewelry. Lip and tongue rings may be stylish, but they can lead to severe oral health hindrances including cracked teeth, infections, and nerve damage. Furthermore, bad habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco as well as using drugs can destroy not only your physical health but your oral health as well.

Never get yourself down due to your poor oral hygiene without first visiting with us to discuss your dental damage prevention treatments with Dr. Steven Hever and the rest of our team at Finesse Dental Care, you can make an appointment at our dentist office in Westlake Village, California. To get in touch with our team, our phone number is 805-777-7447.