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Did you know that your oral health care can often depend on several aspects of your life including products that are safe to use as well as treatments and lifestyle choices that lower your risk for oral accidents and injuries? Not only do you need to make sure that you’re taking care of your teeth and gums but be aware of any potential risk to your jaw and face as well.

Due to the fact that a single strike to your face due to contact sports or other high-risk activities can destroy your smile in a moment’s notice, you will need to assess what oral appliances you can use to help keep your teeth safe. Mouth guards, face masks and helmets are all effective safety equipment options that may help keep your teeth and gums safe.

Be aware that several products can damage your teeth and gums if you are not careful. If you have mouth jewelry placed into your mouth, you can increase the risk of infection, inflammation and nerve damage. Similarly, products in your diet can eat through your tooth enamel and lead to gum disease. Always exercise caution with any potential risks in your life and visit our dentist for routine checkups and examinations to keep your smile safe.

If you think you need tooth rebuild for a better smile, please call us so we can get you in to see our team as soon as possible. Our office is conveniently situated in Cottonwood, Arizona. To make an appointment with Dr. Bruce Westover, call a member of our team at 928-634-5566.