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Unfortunately, there are things at work that can harm your smile. These things could be habits or even just forgetting to do something. If you’re not careful, your teeth and gums could suffer the consequences. So, if you want a successful oral health, it’s important to avoid these habits while you’re at work:

-Using your teeth as tools: This means using your chompers to rip a piece of tape, open packaging, or even hold pins in your mouth. This also includes chewing on things like pens, pencils, and ice. If you use your teeth as tools, it can cause small cracks in your tooth enamel. As time goes on, the pressure could make the cracks bigger and bigger, resulting in cracked and broken teeth.

-Smoking: As you may already know, smoking can alter your health. It can also affect your mouth. In fact, smoking increases your risks of having oral cancer, gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss. So, it’s best to avoid smoking altogether, even if you just smoke e-cigarettes.

-Forgetting to clean your teeth: Brushing your chompers after lunch might not be a priority for you, but our dental team asks you to make it one. Cleaning your smile at work can help you in many ways. It can remove harmful substances from your teeth and gums, it can keep your smile healthy and strong, it can help you avoid having a food-filled smile, and it can help you have a fresh breath. So, feel free to keep a toothbrush and toothpaste in your desk drawer and brush when you can.

For more information on how to care for your smile while you’re at work, please reach out to our dental team in Jenks, Oklahoma. We will be more than happy to give you the details you need if you simply call Riverwalk Dental Spa at 918-770-0027 at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!