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Are you aware of common types of dental damage that you’re often susceptible to in your day-to-day life? Although you may be taking the time to protect your teeth and gums from various microscopic risks associated with dental erosion and cavities, it is also important to be aware of risks in your daily life that can cause physical damage to your teeth and gums.

One of the biggest risks that many individuals face is due to oral accidents and injuries that involve high-risk activities such as sports. If you are involved in any activity where your jawbone or your teeth can potentially be damaged, it is important to wear the necessary safety gear. Just as a motorcyclist will always wear a helmet to protect their head, it is important to wear mouth guards, face masks or helmets in situations where your teeth or jaw are susceptible to damage.

Another potential risk in your daily life arises due to unhealthy habits that you may have. Smoking or chewing tobacco as well as using drugs are prevalent throughout all aspects of society, and in all areas, so it is important to be aware of their presence and avoid them as much as possible. Not only can these bad habits lead to physical and psychological damage, but they can also cause oral cancer and tooth loss.

Visit Watertown Family Dental today for an oral health care restoration. We can be reached by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Perichole Eilers and our team at our dental office in Watertown, Massachusetts, by calling us at 617-923-0233.