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Did you know that plaque buildup and harmful acids play a small role in the grand scheme of dangers to your smile? Although it is extremely wise to brush your teeth twice daily and floss every day, there are other not-so-hidden dangers that we face each and every day. Read on to learn more about some common tooth hazards.

All bad habits that can destroy your oral health care should be abandoned immediately. This includes smoking tobacco, chewing tobacco, using recreational or hardcore drugs, and wearing mouth jewelry. While tobacco and drugs can lead to cancers that could claim your life, mouth jewelry can cause painful damage to teeth and destroy your oral health. In addition, if you play any contact sports, be sure to wear protective gear for your face and jaw to keep your smile safe.

Damage to your teeth and gums can also be done microscopically, so you wouldn’t know until it leads to bigger or more painful problems. Plaque buildup on your teeth and gums can extinguish your tooth enamel and make you prone to gum disease and tooth decay. That is why it is important to always brush at least twice per day and floss at least once per day. A professional dental cleaning at our dentist office should also be done at least twice per year. Plaque buildup can increase based on the foods you eat, so eat a healthy, nutritious diet and avoid sugars as best as you can.

If you are ready for a dental checkup or if you have any oral health questions or concerns, please call us today at (937) 435-0324 to set up an appointment. Our friendly team here at Rahn Dental Group in Dayton, Ohio, is always happy to take your call. Dr. Richard C. Quinttus is always ready to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral care.