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Have you ever considered what methods need to be taken to keep your smile safe from life’s risks and hazards? No matter how old you are and no matter how well you take care of your smile, numerous habits, including the foods we eat and the drinks we consume can easily damage our mouths. That’s why we need to practice effective planning to ensure our smiles are protected from any oral hazards that can arise.

Beware of numerous foods that you are consuming that can easily damage your smile. Sticky or chewy sweets such as gummy candies can present additional tooth hazards as they can linger in your mouth long after eating them. This can drastically increase the rate at which tooth decay occurs. In addition, avoid snacking throughout the day, as it can place your teeth in harm’s way for tooth decay and enamel erosion much longer.

Exercise caution when drinking soda, sports drinks, or fruit juice. All three forms of drinks are often heavily loaded with sugars, and can easily contribute to enamel erosion and tooth decay. As an alternative, drink water and sugar-free drinks.

Although your teeth are strong, it is important to never try to open any products with them. Opening bottles and plastic packaging can easily destroy your smile and lead to cracked or chipped teeth.

Keep your smile safe by avoiding tooth hazards. If you are looking to restore your smile with a tooth restoration, contact Dr. Raymond R. Niles and our team at Niles Dental. Contact us by calling 703.494.4101 to set up a reservation to see us at our office in Woodbridge, Virginia.