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Even though the holiday season comes once more and the opportunity for numerous health hazards are present for our teeth and gums, is important to remember that numerous other issues still exist in our daily lives. Beyond brushing and flossing, there are numerous tooth Hazard prevention techniques you should employ to ensure your smile has the best chance of success this holiday season, and for many years to come.

There are numerous wrecks factors and ailments within our life that can easily lead to dental damage. Even simple activities that may seem harmless such as chewing on ice can become tooth hazards and leave the chipping or cracking of your teeth. In addition, other potentially risk-free products that we may think of as being safe such as cough drops can also lead to dental damage. Now they are cough drops off too heavily loaded with sugar, they can also pose as choking hazards or be hard enough to chip or crack your teeth.

If you grind your teeth, especially due to an oral ailment such as bruxism, you are at an increased risk for dental damage in the form of infections, tooth slippage, malocclusions, and chipped or cracked teeth. To help prevent dental damage arising from tooth grinding, wear a mouth guard.

If you think you need an oral exam or professional cleaning, please call Nelson and Associates McKinney so we can get you in to see Dr. H Arthur Nelson and our team as soon as possible. Our office is conveniently located in McKinney, Texas. To reach us, call our office at 972-529-5111.