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Don’t Sabotage Your Smile! Break these habits today!

To keep your smile at its best, steer clear of these dental hazards:

  • Opening packages with your teeth, which can lead to chipped or broken teeth
  • Chewing on pens, pencils, fingernails or ice, which can cause your teeth to crack
  • Playing sports without a mouth guard, leaving your teeth exposed to potential injuries
  • Mouth and/or lip piercings, that can cause tooth damage as well as harbor bacteria
  • Medicinal cough drops and lozenges that are just as sugar-laden as candy

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What do you do when dental injuries occur?

What if you and some friends were playing an informal game of basketball and one of your friends was struck down by a hard jab to the mouth? Could you help?

What if you were the one to fall face down, only to find you were bleeding and had lost a tooth?

Would anyone with you know basic first aid?

It is important to be prepared in case such an accident takes place. The nation’s top dental associations including the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the American Dental Association (ADA), offer the following ...

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