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Sadly, men’s smiles can be severely affected by many things in the world. So, if you’re a man and you’d like to keep your smile in tip-top shape, our Renaissance Dental dental team will be happy to help you by explaining the different things that could harm and potentially destroy your mouth.

Unfortunately, medications have side effects that can cause dry mouth, which is a common dental issue that can cause severe dental problems, like tooth decay. If you don’t produce enough saliva on a regular basis, the bacteria in your mouth will not be washed away and it can attack your teeth and gums. So, if you suffer from dry mouth, please remember to chew sugar-free gum regularly, avoid drinking alcohol, use alcohol-free mouthwash, avoid smoking, and sip on water throughout the day.

Tobacco is another substance that can destroy your oral health. This is because it can promote and cause oral cancer and gum disease. If you do happen to use tobacco products and you can’t find a way to quit the habit, the best thing you can do for your smile and oral health is to visit your dentist every six months so you can keep your teeth and oral tissues as healthy as possible.

Lastly, playing sports without wearing a mouthguard is another threat to your smile. This is because there are things that can happen during the game or practice that can injure your teeth and gums. Therefore, our team strongly recommends wearing a mouthguard while you are active; that way your teeth, lips, cheeks, and gums will be protected from the hard, forceful objects that might hit them.

If you combat dry mouth, quit using tobacco products, and wear a mouthguard while you play sports, you’ll be on your way toward a top-notch smile and oral health in Owasso, Oklahoma. Also, please remember to keep up on oral hygiene and visit Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS regularly.

To learn more about how to maintain a strong and healthy smile, please call our office at 918-272-0707 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!