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When you set up your smile for oral health care success, the chances are you will receive oral health care success. Even by cleaning your teeth and making the right dietary choices, you can do wonders for your smile. The more you do to keep your smile safe from tooth hazards in your diet, and your lifestyle, the better off your smile will be. Always be prepared for any oral accidents, injuries, or any dental health risks that can arise.

Avoid opening products with your teeth. Doing so can easily chip and crack your teeth and cause several forms of dental damage. Bottle caps and plastic packaging pose significant tooth hazards. With this in mind, it is important to always use the appropriate tools such as scissors and bottle openers and never try to use your teeth to open these products.

Are you aware of the risks associated with substances in the foods and drinks you’re consuming? To help prevent tooth hazards from destroying your smile, always exercise caution with your dietary choices. Numerous substances and products including starch and sugars can easily destroy your smile because plaque buildup in bacteria in your mouth can convert these substances into harmful acids which can cause dental erosion.

Limit snacking throughout the day as snacking is a known tooth hazard. This is because snacking can diminish the amount of saliva your body produces. Saliva is essential for washing away food debris and neutralizing harmful acids in your mouth. In addition, snacking throughout the day can increase your risk of dental erosion and the time in which your teeth are susceptible to dental damage.

Your first step to the perfect smile you’ve always wanted begins with tooth hazard prevention. To learn more about tooth hazard prevention to enhance and improve your oral health, contact Sterling Ridge Dental Center at 281-363-3308. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kevin Scott and our team at our dentist office in The Woodlands, Texas so you can drop by.