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If you have ever suffered from dental damage, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Numerous forms of dental damage can lead to further harm to not only oral health but also your physical health. Furthermore, dental damage should be treated and prevented as best as possible. Common forms of dental damage to watch out for include the following:

– If you have mouth jewelry in place, you may be susceptible to further dental damage. This is because mouth jewelry can wreak havoc on a person’s smile by causing oral inflammation and damage to an individual’s teeth and gums. Cracked teeth, nerve damage, choking hazards and infectious diseases are all present with mouth jewelry.
– Exercise caution with unhealthy habits that can devastate your oral health. This includes the use of smoking or chewing tobacco. Another common temptation that can easily destroy your smile is to the use of drugs. Even recreational drugs have been shown to cause irreversible tooth decay. All of these bad habits can lead to infections, tooth loss and cancer.
-If you are involved in any sports, particularly contact sports, it is important to make sure that you are actively taking care of your smile and preventing any dental damage that can arise. Through the use of mouth guard treatments, you can help lower your risk of damage suffered from blunt trauma.

For additional help with treating dental damage, Dr. Michael Smith & Evan Smith and our team at Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD are here to enhance your smile. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Boise, Idaho, please call us at 208-343-4986 to speak with a member of our team.