We hope today’s post will alert blog visitors to some harmful threats to dental health in Trinity. At Prestige Dentistry, too often do we treat tooth decay and damage caused by the following:
1. Sports Injuries
Many parents send their children out on the playing field with a mouth guard but fail to protect themselves when they participate in activities that put dental health in Trinity at risk. Talk to us at Prestige Dentistry about custom sports mouth guards for every athlete in the family.
2. Ice Chomping
Many individuals like chewing ice, especially that irresistible pebble ice you can get in some fountain drinks. You may not even be aware that you chew on the ice when you have finished your beverage. Breaking this habit can protect your teeth from cracks, chips, and tooth sensitivity.
3. Oral Piercings
Are you someone who expresses your personality with piercings in and around the mouth? We strongly discourage this. In addition to the risk of cracking or chipping, infection and permanent nerve damage can occur.
4. Gummy or Sour Candy
Of course, all sugar-filled candies are no friend to your enamel, but gummy candy packs a double punch because it is both sugary and clings firmly to teeth. Sour candy triggers even more acid production than sugary candy alone. If your sweet tooth is extremely persuasive, chew sugarless gum.
5. Eating Disorders
These complex disorders have a plethora of mental and physical implications and, for most affected people, cannot be simply wished away with willpower. If you suffer from bulimia or anorexia, we hope you are receiving the appropriate specialized care. Be advised, however, that there are some things you can do to obtain a measure of protection for your teeth while you work through the healing process. Dr. Pielak can provide sensitive, discrete oral health advice for those currently suffering or those who have overcome a disorder but have tooth damage as a result.
What If It’s Too Late?
If you have issues with dental health in Trinity due to one of these, or for any other reason, there are still ways to heal your smile. Virtually all tooth damage can be treated with advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry. We pride ourselves on providing solutions to the dental issues caused by common smile wreckers. However, we are even happier when our patients are able to avoid them and just visit us twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. Call us at (727) 789-1980 to schedule a consultation for general dentistry today!
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