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Dr. Sherif Gabr and our dental team care for you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to do all you can to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. Sadly, there are things in the world today that can harm and ultimately destroy your manly smile, and it’s best to fight and prevent these things at all costs. To help you, we will be happy to explain the threats so you can keep them away from your teeth, gums, and entire mouth.

Unfortunately, some side effects of medication can affect the smile by inhibiting the saliva production in your mouth, causing dry mouth. This can be a big problem because dry mouth can promote tooth decay and other dental problems. This is because if you don’t produce enough saliva, your teeth won’t be constantly washed throughout the day. So, if you suffer this side effect of medication, please do your best to produce saliva by chewing sugar-free gum, using alcohol-free mouthwash regularly, sipping on water frequently, and avoiding drinking alcohol and smoking.

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.

So, please use our tips and do all you can to keep your manly smile in the best shape possible. You can also do so by keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly. For more information, please remember that you can always call Modern Dentistry of New England at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 860-582-4485 and our dental team will be more than happy to help you!