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Exercise caution with all aspects of your life to ensure your smile will thrive for many years to come. In order to make sure your smile has the greatest chance of success, you should look for new and interesting ways to improve your overall health. One particularly useful way to increase the strength of your teeth and gums is to alter your lifestyle choices to reflect a more positive balance with your smile.

Be aware that oral health risks such as smoking and chewing tobacco as well as using drugs can easily hinder and damage your smile. Dental damage in the form of bad breath and cancer can often arise by partaking in these unhealthy habits. Similarly, avoid mouth jewelry as it can wreck your mouth rather quickly. Mouth jewelry in the form of lip and tongue rings can lead to infections, tooth loss, chipped and cracked teeth, choking hazards, and can even lead to infectious diseases. Avoid mouth jewelry if you can.

If you’re ever involved in any contact sports or similar high-risk activities, you understand the risks associated with physical damage to your smile. Oftentimes, individuals may suffer blunt trauma through blows to your face that immediately cause severe oral accidents and injuries and potentially impair your smile for decades to come. To this end, it is important to always protect your smile by wearing the necessary safety equipment. This includes wearing and equipping mouthguards, facemasks, helmets, or any other necessary equipment at all times.

Restore your oral health to the top of the hall of shining smiles with dental damage prevention treatments. If you are in need of dental damage prevention treatments from our team at Olympia Dental Group at our dentist office in Lacey, Washington, please contact us at 360-943-4777 to schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Thinh Ho. Have a wonderful holiday season!