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Protecting your pearly whites from damage is an imperative at Paul Vartabedian, DDS, and we know that you’re not always going to be in our office. That’s why we, along with Dr. Paul Vartabedian, have assembled a list of hazards for your benefit. Read over this list and pledge to defend your pearly whites by evading any of these destructive habits:

-You should never play a contact sport without a mouthguard. Physical contact can do serious hurt to your chompers.
-Be watchful when eating food while wearing mouth jewelry such as lip rings or tongue piercings.
-Never open up things with your pearly whites; always take the time to get the right tool for the job.
-Smoking tobacco can lead to gum disease, as well as a bunch of other disorders for your body.
-Chomping tough candies like lollipops can rupture your teeth, so elect for softer foods.
-Chewing on pen caps can hurt your pearly whites enamel; we’ve seen it lots of times.
-Grinding teeth during sleep, known as bruxism, weakens both your sleep and your pearly whites; speak with us about a night guard if you think you clench your pearly whites while sleeping.
-Blindly eating food without filtering through it for tough pieces such as bones can result in a cracked tooth.
-Spit out gum that you’ve chewed for sixty minutes or longer and replace it with a fresh piece if you want more.

We hope this list has been beneficial to you. By practicing great dental habits, you can help your chompers last longer and shine brighter. If you’d like to pencil in an appointment with Dr. Paul Vartabedian in our Lakeport, California, office, please call us at 707-263-1496 now.