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If you are concerned about achieving a healthy and beautiful smile, our dentist and team offer our services to help you have good oral hygiene and benefit from regular dental checkups. We can help you beware of hazardous substances and activities that would prevent you from having a healthy smile. Below, you can read about three common tooth hazards that can affect the quality of your smile and cause significant tooth damage:

– Poor dental hygiene: It’s very important to brush and floss your teeth and rinse with mouthwash every day, as well as receive regular dental checkups. If you aren’t doing these things, you may be at risk of dental problems like gum disease and cavities. We can give you some tips for improving your dental hygiene.

– Chewing on hard objects that can damage your teeth: While chewing on pens and pencils may seem like a harmless habit, you still run the risk of getting a crack your teeth. Even if the crack is small and maybe even unnoticeable at first, you could eventually develop a serious problem.

– Consuming sugary and acidic foods and drinks: If you frequently consume unhealthy levels of sugar and acids from your food, these substances can damage your teeth by leading to cavities and eroding the tooth enamel. It’s much better for your teeth to eat healthy foods that are low in sugar and acids.

We invite you to contact Oquirrh Dental at 801-250-0668 today if you need to arrange an appointment with Dr. Troy L. Sargent to discuss your questions about oral health in Magna, Utah, and to learn how you can have the smile you want.