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Are your daily habits putting your smile at a constant risk of dental damage? If you are not careful, numerous tooth hazard risks can arise based on the way you use your teeth and gums, or from the products you are using to keep your mouth clean. To help eliminate tooth hazards and keep your smile safe, it is important to avoid unhealthy substances or lifestyle choices that can easily damage your teeth and gums. Some of these habits include:

– Keep your teeth safe by never chewing on inedible products, such as pencils, pens or pen caps. If you chew on these items because of stress or anxiety, try meditating or chewing on teeth-friendly products, such as sugarless chewing gum.

– Biting your nails can also cause severe oral health damage, as it concentrates the bite force directly onto specific areas of your teeth. This can easily cause teeth to chip and crack.

– Avoid unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco, as they are known risk factors to your smile and physical health. Tobacco products can also lead to stained teeth, bad breath, tooth loss and even oral cancer.

– Limit the amount of coffee and red wine you drink., as these are known products that can easily stain your teeth. If your teeth do end up with stained teeth, visit our dentist for professional whitening treatments.

Brookside Dental remains committed to your oral health. For additional help, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with us by calling 530-622-1987. Dr. Lien Ngo and our team look forward to having you visit our dental office in Placerville, California.