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Have you ever set forth a checklist to determine which tooth hazards in your life can damage your smile? Are you aware of any activities that you may be involved in that could put your teeth at risk for oral accidents and injuries? If not, it is important to do so to ensure your smile has the best chance of success both now and in the future. Here are some tooth hazards to be aware of:

– Smoking is a known tooth hazard that can contribute to many oral ailments. Not only can it stain your teeth and cause immediate bad breath, but it can also leave you smelling bad and contribute to tooth loss or oral and throat cancer.

– Are you aware of the tooth hazard risks associated with chewing on inedible products? If you are not, it is important to avoid all products that can slowly wear down your teeth. This includes chewing on pencils or pen caps as they can contribute to chipped or cracked teeth and even slowly grind away your tooth enamel.

– Exercise caution with tooth hazards associated with stain-producing products such as coffee or red wine. Numerous products exist that can stain and discolor your teeth. If you do have discolored teeth, visit your dentist for a tooth whitening treatment.

If you suffer from a noticeable tooth hazard or are at risk for one, speak with Monroe Family Dentistry at 734-241-6550 to see which treatments are right for you. If you are in need of a dentist in Monroe, Michigan, you can set up an oral examination with Dr. Jeremy Dull and our team at our dentist office.