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Oral accidents are often just that, accidents. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t protect yourself from them and minimize their risk. Protecting your teeth and gums may not always be possible, but there are things you can do to help keep your teeth healthy and strong for the rest of your life.

All bad habits that can destroy your oral health care should be abandoned immediately. This includes smoking tobacco, chewing tobacco, using recreational or hardcore drugs, and wearing mouth jewelry. In addition, if you play any contact sports, be sure to wear protective gear for your face and jaw.

Damage to your teeth and gums can also be done microscopically. Plaque buildup on your teeth and gums can destroy your tooth enamel and make you prone to gum disease and tooth decay. Always brush at least twice per day and floss at least once per day. A professional cleaning at our dentist office should also be done at least twice per year. Plaque buildup can increase based on the foods you eat, so eat a healthy, nutritious diet and avoid sugars.

Dr. Jacob Avner and our team at Great Smiles of NY want to ensure that you get the care and quality your smile requires. If you would like to come visit us at our office in Rego Park, New York, please schedule an appointment at 718-275-7300 . Let us help you find your healthy smile.