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When you begin to protect your smile, you will see new and interesting ways that your smile can continue the thrive. Everything you do to keep your smile safe is a new opportunity to enhance your oral health. Even if you don’t see your teeth as potentially at risk for dental damage, it is still a good idea to be prepared for any oral accidents and injuries that can befall your smile.

Avoid opening stuff with your mouth as you can easily chip and crack your teeth or cause severe dental damage. This is because product packaging is not designed to be opened by teeth. Your teeth are not strong enough to open bottle caps or plastic packaging. Instead, always use tools such as scissors, or a bottle opener to accomplish these tasks.

Tooth hazards in the form of the foods and drinks we consume are often present. Numerous substances and foods and drinks can easily cause oral health ailments. Always exercise caution with all dietary choices. In addition, avoid products that can easily destroy your smile. This includes numerous forms of drinks and foods containing sugar, as these products can be converted into harmful acids in your mouth that can eat through your tooth enamel. The same can be said for starchy foods such as potato chips.

Avoid snacking as much as possible. If you end up snacking throughout the day, you increase the time in which your teeth are susceptible to dental damage such as tooth decay and dental erosion. As an alternative, stick to large meals only or snack on foods that are low in sugars and starch, such as carrots.

Take your smile to the next level with tooth hazard prevention. If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a fantastic smile with tooth hazard prevention, schedule an appointment with James D. Schuette. DDS. at our dentist office in Lee’s Summit, Missouri by calling 816-554-7656. Dr. James D. Schuette and the rest of our team look forward to helping you.