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Have you ever set forth an effective dental damage prevention plan? Have you ever gone through your day-to-day activities and lifestyle choices to think about any risk your smile may be facing and what changes you need to make to keep your smile safe? If you haven’t done this, we recommend doing so in the near future as so that you can limit your risk of suffering oral accidents and injuries.

If you participate in activities such as contact sports, you should recognize that physical activities such as these pose some of the most significant risks to your oral health. Contact sports are an easy way to suffer a mouth injury if you’re not careful. To help lower your risk of oral accidents and injuries, always make sure that you are wearing the necessary safety equipment. This can be something as simple as wearing a mouth guard to wearing full-head protection with a face mask or helmet. The more you do to protect your oral health, the less likely you are to suffer severe trauma.

Building a better smile also includes making sure you are using safe and effective dental products. When brushing your teeth, always use soft-bristled toothbrushes and non-abrasive toothpaste. When flossing, use shred-resistant floss that will not tear when being used. If you struggle to properly use traditional brushing and flossing tools, consider using alternatives such as electric toothbrushes and water flossers. For more advice on which oral health care products to use, speak with our dentists about product recommendations or suggestions. Talking with Drs. Roschella, Zinger or Brown can help ensure that you use products that are both safe and effective.

Implementing an effective oral hygiene routine includes enhancing all aspects of your life that affect your oral health. For additional help with keeping your smile safe and clean, visit RZ Dental Group today! You can set up your appointment with our dentists in Marriottsville, Maryland, by calling our office at (410)-442-5678.