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Have you ever run an assessment on your day-to-day life to determine if there are any increased risks for dental damage present? If you’re not careful, everyday activities can slowly wear down your teeth or even provide immediate catastrophic damage to your smile. To lower your risk for oral accidents and injuries, take note of risks in your life, including the following:

– Mouth Jewelry: Mouth jewelry in the form of lip and tongue rings can put you at risk for several problems, including infectious diseases, permanent nerve damage, inflammation, and chipped or cracked teeth.

– Smoking: If you smoke or chew tobacco, not only can you suffer from stained teeth or bad breath, but it can lead to severe issues including tooth loss and cancer.

– Sports: Sports are known dental damage risks because they can lead to oral accidents and injuries due to blunt trauma that can occur. Even a single blow or strike to your face can knock out several teeth and break your jaw. To keep your smile safe, wear appropriate safety equipment, including helmets and mouth guards.

– Drugs: Drugs are a known risk factor for your oral health because they can not only damage your teeth and gums but can lead to several problems to your physical and mental health as well.

If you require aid with your smile and dental damage prevention, you are welcome to book an appointment with Konstantinos Proussaefs DDS Inc by calling 805-526-8296. Dr. Konstantinos Proussaefs and our entire team at our dental office in Simi Valley, California, look forward to enhancing your smile with restorations and repairs.