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Are you familiar with unhealthy hazards in your life that could be damaging your smile? Even though your teeth may be strong now, over time they may begin to weaken. Although oral health hazards may not appear to be doing damage now, could, in turn, cause several health risks later. It is important to be aware of potential risks in your life and what you can do to help limit their effects on your smile.

Some of the biggest oral health hazards arise due to your diet. Several products in your diet can weaken your tooth enamel and even chip and crack your teeth. Exercise caution with everything you put into your mouth. Furthermore, be aware of various risks in your life that could put you at an increased risk of dental damage. Avoid bad habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco as well as using drugs. Don’t forget to wear safety equipment during high-risk activities such as contact sports.

Another common risk to your smile arises due to poor oral hygiene. If you’re not taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily and visiting our dentist for routine checkups, you could be putting your teeth and gums at an increased risk of damage.

For more information about your smile in regard to aging and dental health, you can speak with Dr. Jeff Jones and our team by calling us at 214-824-2130. If you require a comprehensive oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning from Jeffrey V. Jones, DDS, our dental office is located in Dallas, Texas.