I’m not a dentist, just a kid whose Dad happens to be a dental malpractice lawyer, but I do know a thing or two about taking care of your teeth. One of the biggest confidence boosters is good dental hygiene.
Make sure that you brush and floss your teeth at least 2 or 3 times a day for a healthier set of teeth. If you want to have extra healthy teeth, you can even use an electric toothbrush. You may think that brushing your teeth is only about your teeth, but when you forget to brush your teeth, your gums can become damaged as well. There is an old saying, “Only floss the teeth you want to keep.” This saying is helpful because it has a very literal meaning. Always take care of your teeth so you can have them for as long as possible.
Another part of good dental hygiene is limiting your intake of sugars. If you eat a lot of sugar or drink a lot of sugary drinks, even if you brush and floss your teeth, you are still at risk of developing a cavity and they are very painful. Limiting your sugar can also help improve your health aside from your teeth as well. Sugar is not good for our bodies, but a treat every once in a while is OK, just don’t over-do it.
One last thing about dental care is to be cautious. You can continue to play around with your friends and enjoy sports, but you should become more aware of situations that may be dangerous and cause injury to your mouth. If you play a contact sport such as Football or a sport with bats or heavy objects such as softball, you may want to consider wearing a mask if available to protect your face and teeth. Make sure that if you are playing around that the game is safe and you won’t get hurt, and suffer damage. If you are playing a game where you are likely to slip or fall and injure yourself, talk to friends and make the game more safe. Everyone loves to have a good time and nobody likes having to go to the hospital. Most sports leagues require that its players where a mouthpiece or protective mask while playing in the league. It would be wise to wear this safety equipment even if you are playing on your own. After all, you only have one set of teeth and you wouldn’t want to lose them because of a freak accident. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
I hope you learned something you didn’t know before that you will use now or in the future. Always remember to brush and floss 2/3 times a day, limit your sugars, and be careful not to hurt your teeth. Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions about a case that you may have or dental care, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 923-7497 to reach Robert J. Fleming.