Building a better smile includes being aware of potential dental damage and knowing what you can do to help prevent it. Dental damage arises in various forms, including oral accidents and injuries, but all dental damage can severely disrupt your oral health. Even a single blow to your face can destroy years of hard work for your teeth and gums. To help keep your smile safe, it is important to set up dental damage prevention plans and avoid unhealthy risks at all times.
Dental damage can occur from receiving a blow your face while playing sports. This is a significant risk for children, teens, and adults alike. Sports, particularly contact sports, can often put not only your teeth and gums at risk but also your jaw and head. Thus, always wear the appropriate safety gear to keep your smile safe. Protect your head by wearing face masks and helmets whenever possible, and wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth.
Not all risks of dental damage can be prevented. In the case of your wisdom teeth, they simply may just erupt incorrectly. This is because they are the last of your teeth to come in, and oftentimes, your jaw may not have sufficient room to have them fit correctly. As a result, your wisdom teeth can add pressure on neighboring teeth, causing them to move out of place. Other issues with your wisdom teeth include their failure to fully grow in, or an increased chance of developing tooth decay, infection, or crossbites. If you have an issue with your wisdom teeth, visit your dentist for repairs.
For more information about dental damage risk factors and what you can do to prevent them, you can speak with Dr. Adrienne Fang and our team by calling us at 661-253-0588. If you require an all-inclusive oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning, our dental office is in Valencia, California.