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At Chalfont Dentistry, our dental team is committed to the lifelong oral health of our patients. In addition to providing guidance on maintaining effective oral hygiene habits to keep tooth decay and gum disease away, we also can help you protect your smile from dental trauma. Below are some helpful tips on lifestyle habits to reduce the risk of dental trauma and keep your smile healthy.

If you have a habit of chewing on ice and pens, we encourage you to stop because this harmful practice can result in gum lacerations and chips, fractures and cracks in the teeth.

For patients who play contact sports or are involved in energetic activities, we highly encourage the use of a sports mouth guard to prevent a hit to the face from resulting in severe trauma. Our Dentist can offer custom recommendations on mouth guards.

Some patients have a habit of grinding their teeth at night, which can make the tooth enamel cracked and chipped over time. Treatment for this condition may involve an oral night guard that is custom shaped to cover your teeth while you sleep so that they are protected from pressure and friction at night.

Maintaining a first-aid kit is a good idea so that you can have travel-size oral hygiene items on hand, such as topical anesthesia, floss and toothbrushes, to use in case of a dental emergency situation.

Contact Chalfont Dentistry at 215-660-3636 today in the instance of an oral accident in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, so that you can speak with Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula and our team about your treatment options.