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Little did you know, your smile has enemies that can harm and damage it on a regular basis. This is why it’s important to do all you can to keep your smile clean and pristine as much as possible. In order to do so, you need to have a diligent oral hygiene routine and you need to visit Dr. Scharla Collins regularly.

To help you know a little more about your smile’s enemies, we are happy to tell you all about them!

The first thing that can threaten your smile is plaque. Plaque is a dangerous substance that appears as a white sticky film. It clings to the teeth. If it’s not removed with twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, and dental cleanings, it can create cavities. It can also irritate the gums and promote gum disease. These two dental issues are the most serious and dangerous dental issues in the world today.

The second thing that can threaten your teeth and gums is a poor diet. As you may already know, sugar and other carbohydrates can create tooth decay and even enamel erosion, which can both cause cavities and tooth sensitivity. It’s best to stick to a healthy and balanced diet that consists of tooth-healthy foods, especially raw vegetables and fruits and dairy products, like cheese and yogurt.

The third thing that can harm your smile is playing high-contact sports without wearing a strong and effective mouthguard. Sports, like soccer, basketball, football, etc., can involve a ball, knee, elbow, or other forceful object hitting your mouth and causing a severe oral injury. However, if you’re wearing a mouthguard, your smile can be protected.

If you use our tips and keep your oral health in tip-top shape, there is a chance you can prevent major dental issues and fight your smile’s enemies. To learn more about how to care for your smile in Mesquite, Texas, please call our office at your earliest convenience. When you dial 972- 270-5113, our dental team at Texas Teeth will be thrilled to help you!