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Are you familiar with the risks associated with dental damage and how it can potentially destroy your smile? Oftentimes, individuals are protecting their teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily, but they cannot protect your smile from accidents and wear in your day-to-day life. Due to the fact that a single oral accident can destroy decades of hard work, it is important to always protect your smile whenever possible.

If you are involved in any combat or contact sports, you will need to make sure that you’re always wearing the appropriate safety equipment. By failing to wear the necessary safety gear, you can end up having your teeth and gums destroyed and even your jawbone broken. To protect yourself, wear mouth guards, face masks and helmets whenever possible.

Apart from the damage that many activities in life can cause to your mental health and your physical health, they often affect your oral health as well, which is especially true for bad habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco or using drugs. If you are involved in any unhealthy substances that you put into your mouth, you can lead to various risks including infection, tooth loss and oral and throat cancer.

If you would like to learn more about dental damage prevention, book an appointment with Summer Enlow, DDS PC, by contacting us at our dental office in Nacogdoches, Texas. Our number is 936-564-9730. Dr. Summer Enlow and our team look forward to speaking with you soon!