Protecting Your Mouth From Injury

Your mouth is not invincible, as you probably already know. Unfortunately, beyond the stuff you’re already thinking about on a daily basis (such as gingivitis, infection, and tooth decay), there’s the chance of accidental injury! Whether you bite into something that your teeth cannot break down or you get smacked in the face with a baseball, unexpected dangers abound! Don’t worry. You can protect your oral health with some very simple guidelines.

Treat Problems Early

One of the reasons you might end up with oral health problems such as injury? You aren’t taking care of little problems early enough before they turn into big issues that lead to cracks, broken teeth, and more. When you have a small crack, cavity, or other problem that requires restorative treatment, come in sooner than later. Otherwise, you’re leaving your smile very susceptible to problems.

Wear A Protective Mouthguard

Wear a mouthguard if you think you’re going to be at risk of any type of strong impact. Boxing? Working out around a lot of heavy equipment? Playing on a team sport? Whatever the case, a sports mouthguard will absorb the shock of an impact instead of your teeth and gums bearing the majority of that blow.

Make Careful Choices

It’s all about making careful choices. You don’t need to become overprotective of your oral health. However, if someone offers you a piece of nougat that seems hard as steel, attempting to bite into it is a poor choice! Avoid damaged teeth by deciding whether your teeth and jaws can break food apart easily or if it’s a challenge.

Save Yourself The Agony Of Oral Injury

Making thoughtful choices and coming in for care can prevent all manner of injuries. Find out more by scheduling an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.