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If you are continually suffering from oral accidents or injuries, it is most likely because you are leading a high-risk lifestyle and continually put your mouth at risk. Even though accidents can occur at any time and at any age, and may be completely unpreventable, there are ways that you can lower the chance of damaging your mouth. Set up a checklist to analyze all high-risk activities and product choices you’re using or partaking in, and adjust as necessary.

The last of your teeth to grow in are your wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth can often lead to several oral ailments and malocclusions because they may not fully grow in properly or are growing out of position. In many cases, wisdom teeth can place additional pressure on other surrounding teeth and increase your risk for numerous oral ailments, including tooth decay and infection.

Dental damage in the form of oral accidents is extremely common and potentially devastating to your smile. When participating in any high-risk activities, such as sports, it is necessary to always protect your smile from many forms of blunt trauma that can occur. Due to the fact that a single oral accident can destroy your smile for the rest of your life, you need to make sure you’re wearing the necessary safety gear to keep your teeth gums and jaw safe.

Are you aware of the risks associated with lifestyle habits and choices you select in your day-to-day life? Did you know the risks of smoking and using drugs for your oral health? If you’re not careful, numerous substances exist that can not only cause immediate dental damage but also long-term injuries, including tooth loss and cancer. In addition, mouth jewelry in the form of lip and tongue rings can cause nerve damage and infection, and can even pose as choking hazards.

Seek the path to oral health greatness with dental damage prevention treatments. No matter the dental damage prevention treatments you are in need of, Dr. Fred Hermanson and our team at Smiles by Design Dental Care are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up an appointment to come see us at our dental office in Apple Valley, Minnesota, please call us at 952-432-9155 to talk with a member of our team.