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Everyone wants a healthy and beautiful smile, and our dentist and team are here to help our patients achieve their dream smiles by keeping up their oral hygiene and regularly attending dental checkups every six months. To prevent tooth damage from unhealthy substances and activities, we invite you to practice healthy dental habits. Here are a few common tooth hazards to avoid to protect your smile and prevent damage:

– Not practicing good dental hygiene: When you don’t brush your teeth and floss on a daily basis, use mouthwash to rinse your smile or visit the dental office for your cleanings and exams, then you will be at an increased risk for many dental issues, including gum disease and cavities. For this reason, we highly encourage good oral hygiene.

– Chewing on hard objects: Many people chew on pens and pencils out of habit, but this can actually crack the teeth. While small tooth cracks may not be immediately noticeable, they can eventually create serious oral health problems.

– Eating sugary and acidic foods and drinks: The high amounts of sugar and acid found in many products can damage your teeth. The sugar helps create the acid that wears away your tooth enamel. We suggest you to eat healthy foods that nourish your teeth.

Call Celebrity Smile at 858-481-8688 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lori Ann Safar to improve your oral health in San Diego, California, and to learn more about caring for your smile!