We hope today’s post will alert blog visitors to some harmful oral health threats. With general dentistry at Rotem Dental Care in Toms River, we treat cavities and damage caused by the following:
1. Sports Injuries
Many parents send their kids out on the playing field with a mouthguard but fail to protect themselves when they participate in activities that put teeth at risk. Talk to us at Rotem Dental Care about custom sports mouthguards for every athlete in the family, including the weekend warriors.
2. Ice Chomping
Many individuals enjoy chewing ice, especially that irresistible pebble ice you can get in some fountain drinks. You may not even be aware that you chew on the ice when you have finished your beverage. Breaking this habit can safeguard your teeth from cracks, chips, and tooth sensitivity.
3. Oral Piercings
Are you someone who expresses your personality with piercings in and around the mouth? We strongly discourage this. In addition to the risk of cracking or chipping, infection and permanent nerve damage can result.
4. Gummy or Sour Candy
Of course sugar-filled candies are no friend to your enamel, but gummy candy packs a double punch because it is both sugary and clings securely to teeth. Sour candy triggers even more acid production than sugary candy alone. If your sweet tooth is extremely persuasive, chew sugarless gum.
5. Eating Disorders
These complex conditions have a myriad of emotional and physical ramifications and, for most affected people, cannot be simply wished away with willpower. If you suffer from bulimia or anorexia, we hope you are receiving the appropriate professional care. Be advised, however, that there are some things you can do to acquire a measure of protection for your teeth while you work through the healing process. We can provide sensitive, discrete oral health guidance for those currently suffering or those who have overcome a disorder but have tooth damage as a result.
What If It’s Too Late?
If you have oral health troubles due to one of these, or for any other reason, there are still ways to heal your smile. Virtually all tooth damage can be treated with advanced dentistry.
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