We hope today’s post will alert blog visitors to some harmful oral health hazards. At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, too often, we treat dental cavities and damage caused by the following:
1. Sports Injuries
Many parents send their children out on the playing field with a mouth guard but fail to protect themselves when they participate in activities that put teeth at risk. Talk to us at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry about custom sports mouthguards for every athlete in the family.
2. Ice Chomping
Many men and women enjoy chewing ice, especially that irresistible pebble ice you can get in some fountain drinks. You may not even be aware that you chew on the ice when you have finished your beverage. Breaking this habit can guard your teeth from cracks, chips, and tooth sensitivity and improve dental health in San Antonio.
3. Oral Piercings
Are you someone who expresses your personality with piercings in and around your mouth? We strongly discourage this for the sake of your dental health in San Antonio. In addition to the risk of cracking or chipping, infection and permanent nerve damage can occur.
4. Gummy or Sour Candy
Of course all sugar-filled candies are no friend to your enamel, but gummy candy packs a double punch because it is both sugary and clings securely to teeth. Sour candy triggers even more acid production than sugary candy alone. If your sweet tooth is extremely persuasive, chew sugarless gum.
5. Eating Disorders
These complex mental disorders have a host of mental and physical ramifications and, for most affected people, cannot be simply wished away with willpower. If you suffer from bulimia or anorexia, we hope you are receiving the appropriate specialized care. Be advised, however, that there are some things you can do to acquire a measure of protection for your teeth while you work through the healing process. Dr. Stewart can provide sensitive and discrete advice regarding dental health in San Antonio, especially for those currently suffering or those who have overcome a disorder but have tooth damage as a result.
What If It’s Too Late?
If you have oral health problems due to one of these, or for any other reason, there are still ways to heal your smile. Virtually all tooth damage can be treated with advanced cosmetic dentistry. We pride ourselves on providing answers to the dental problems caused by common smile wreckers. However, we are even happier when our patients are able to avoid them and just visit us twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. Call us at 210-493-3040 to schedule a consultation. We can give you information on services such as sedation dentistry and dental implants.