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To help combat the litany of risks to your smile, you will need to make sure you’re aware of common forms of dental damage. Dental damage arises due to accidents in your life that can easily damage your jaw, your teeth, your gums or any other aspects of your facial structure. To help protect yourself, have preventative treatment plans in place.

Be aware that several forms of contact sports are known to destroy smiles. Even if you are taking care of your smile on a daily basis by brushing and flossing, it will not be enough to protect yourself from the risks of oral accidents and injuries. In the case of contact sports, you can easily end up with a broken jawbone or have numerous teeth knocked out. To protect yourself, wear the necessary safety gear including mouth guards and helmets whenever applicable.

Be aware of any substances that you may put into your mouth as several of them can easily damage your teeth and gums. In the case of mouth jewelry, drugs or tobacco, your mouth will be susceptible to several forms of infection. Furthermore, tobacco and drugs have been known to lead to tooth loss and cancer.

For assistance with dental damage, please contact Shelly Ereth Barone to set up an appointment with us at our dental office in Metairie, Louisiana, by calling us at 504-832-1164. Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone and our team look forward to seeing you smile bright this season!