Not all accidents that involve your teeth are preventable. However, not all injuries to your teeth are accidental, either. Some injuries are totally avoidable if you take the right precautions. Taking proactive measures to help protect your teeth is the best way of avoiding injuries. By educating yourself on preventative measures, you are less likely to struggle with dental injuries than ever before.
What You Can Do to Help Prevent Injuries to Your Teeth]One of the best things that you can do to prevent injuries to your teeth is to take really good care of them. Healthy teeth are far less likely to get injured when you face a small injury, because they are strong and held in place by healthy tissues. If you have weak teeth, they are more likely to succumb to even small injuries, potentially causing tooth loss and other issues.
Another thing you can do to prevent dental injuries is to wear mouth guards when you are out playing sports or coming in contact with others. You can buy these over the counter. However, the ones you get from the dentist work really well. They fit your teeth and help cushion them from impact.
Finally, you can also avoid getting oral piercings. Some people really like the expression that comes with piercings, but your mouth is not the safest place to have them. Piercings can do a lot of damage to your teeth and other oral tissues. These injuries can cause your teeth to require repairs, and it can even damage your teeth so badly they could need to be extracted.
Don't ignore the health of your teeth. They need you to care for them and protect them, as they can't protect themselves. The more you take care of your teeth, the longer they will last you.
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