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Are you aware of all the different types of dental damage risk factors in your life and are you taking steps to prevent any damage from arising? Even natural processes such as wisdom tooth eruptions can damage your smile as they grow in. To help make sure you’re always well protected against the risk of dental damage, be aware of the risks in your life and what you can do to help protect your smile.

A common risk many individuals face in regard to their smile has to do with dental damage. If you are suffering from dental damage related to sports, you will need to make sure that all future risks are minimized. Always wear safety gear to keep your teeth and gums safe. Furthermore, you want to wear safety equipment if your face and jaw are at risk. Several options include mouth guards, face masks and helmets.

When the last of your adult teeth, known as the wisdom teeth, erupt in your mouth, sometimes there could be issues with them that lead to various forms of dental damage. If your mouth is already full and your wisdom teeth begin to grow in, they will not fully grow in, or it can even affect the position of other nearby teeth. Not only will they put additional pressure on your entire jaw, but they can also lead to increased risks of tooth decay, infection and crossbites. To combat dental damage risks associated with your wisdom teeth, visit your dentist for routine checkups.

With effective oral health care and the skilled know-how of our team at Southern Marin Dental, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi and our team can be reached by calling us at 415-578-5879, to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dental office in Mill Valley, California.