Avoiding oral health hazards is crucial for optimum oral health. By avoiding common dental failures and risks that seek to destroy your smile, you can greatly increase your chances for a healthy smile that can continue to function properly and serve you well long into life.
Some of the most common oral health risks include bad habits that can increase your risk for a variety of oral ailments including tooth discolorations, gum disease, oral cancer, dental erosion, and total tooth failure. This includes smoking, chewing tobacco, and using drugs. In addition, be careful of the medication you take, as they can cause dry mouth symptoms which can increase your risk of dental erosion.
Eat healthy foods that strengthen tooth enamel, and avoid foods that cause tooth decay, such as sugary foods and drinks. In addition, avoid foods that can chip or crack your teeth easily, as well as chewy and sticky foods that tend to linger in your mouth around your teeth and gums long after consumption.
For an oral examination at Witty Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at our dentist office in Nicholasville, Kentucky, please book an appointment with Dr. Casey Witty and our team by calling 859-881-4633. We look forward to hosting your smile and ensuring your oral health remains pristine for many years to come!