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If you were to ever put your smile at risk of dental damage, you could end up with several health problems. Several problems and issues often arise because individuals are simply failing to take care of their teeth and gums as they need to. If you routinely put your smile at risk by failing key aspects of your oral hygiene routine, your diet or your lifestyle choices, no amount of work is going to be able to keep your smile safe. Effective prevention and treatment plans begin by improving your life and every aspect of it in relation to your oral health.

Before using any over-the-counter products to improve your oral health, you may want to speak to your dentist. Your dentist will be able to provide you with detailed knowledge about product recommendations and suggestions about what to use and what not to. They can advise you on products that could potentially damage your teeth and gums, including mouth jewelry and any medications and drugs you may be taking.

Another form of oral health care that can greatly improve the health of your smile is by using safety guards. Through the use of highly effective safety guards such as mouth guards and face masks, you can help keep your smile safe from risks associated with blunt trauma that you could suffer or sustained during a period of high risk. Oftentimes, individuals who are involved with contact sports can easily put their smile at risk due to several strikes to the face that can occur through various objects or instruments. Thus, always wear safety gear to provide your smile with an additional level of protection to ensure that your mouth can continue to thrive even when risks are present.

No matter the dental fitness treatments you are in need of, Dr. Barbara Lewis-Heywood and our team at Riverside Dental & Beauty Spa are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up a dental fitness exam and come see us at our dental office in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, please call us at 505-219-0594 to speak with a member of our team.