We hope this post will alert you to some harmful oral health hazards. At Neal C. Johnson DMD in Billings, too often, we treat tooth decay and damage caused by the following:
1. Sports Injuries
Many parents send their children 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 about custom sports mouthguards for every athlete in the family.
2. Ice Chomping
Many people enjoy chewing ice, especially that irresistible pebble ice you can get in fountain drinks. But ice is so hard, it can damage teeth! Breaking this habit can safeguard your teeth from cracks, chips, and tooth sensitivity.
3. Oral Piercings
Do you express 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
Sugar-filled candiy is bad for teeth, but gummy candy packs a double punch. Not only is it sugary, it is so sticky it clings to teeth. If your sweet tooth is extremely persuasive, choose sugarless gum.
5. Eating Disorders
These complex conditions have a myriad of implications and, for most affected people, cannot be cured with willpower. If you suffer from bulimia or anorexia, we hope you are receiving the appropriate specialized care. You can protect your teeth while you work through the healing process.
At Neal C. Johnson DMD in Billings, we want all of our patients to enjoy healthy smiles with clean teeth and pink gums. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!
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