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Being aware of several health risks in your life is important to identify tooth hazards that may come along. With a tooth hazard prevention plan, you can make sure that your smile will be much better protected against risks in your day-to-day life, oral hygiene, or even via your diet.

You could be causing increased tooth hazard risks to your smile simply by participating in bad habits that routinely put your teeth in harm’s way. If you find yourself trying to bite into products that can chip and crack teeth, eventually your teeth will become brittle enough that they will crack. Never chew on ice or cough drops or any other products that can easily cause fractures and chips in your mouth.

Another issue that often arises due to the grinding of your teeth throughout the day or at night is bruxism. Bruxism occurs when you grind your teeth and slowly wear down your enamel. Over time, bruxism can easily damage your teeth and gums. To keep your smile safe, visit your dentist for night guards and bite plates to treat bruxism.

To learn more about tooth hazard risks, or to schedule an appointment at Fellows and Smink Dental Associates, call our team at our dentist office in Pottsville, Pennsylvania at 570-622-0331. Dr. Scott Fellows and Dr. Michael Smink look forward to assisting you!