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In the quest for a flawless smile, brushing and flossing are not enough. In our world, there is a plethora of activities and events that can instantly destroy your smile, or in some cases slowly break it over time. This includes the foods we eat, the activities we play, and the bad habits we keep.

Always be careful of the foods you eat. Tough foods can easily crack or chip teeth, or even break them. Exercise caution when biting into hard foods. Also, be careful with sticky or chewy foods, as the residue can increase your risk for tooth decay and gum disease as it lingers in your mouth and may be difficult to wash away.

If you are involved in any contact sports, do not partake in any activity until you are properly equipped with the appropriate gear to ensure your mouth is adequately protect from harm. This can include helmets, face masks, mouth guards, and head protectors.
If you partake in any form of bad habits such as chewing tobacco, smoking, or using drugs, including recreational drugs, you are putting your oral health at an extreme risk of failure. Stop any bad habits you keep to ensure your smile will thrive for as long as possible.

No matter the needs you require for your smile, our team at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC can help. Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr. and our team can give you a comprehensive oral examination to determine which procedure is best for you and your oral health care needs. To schedule a visit to our dentist office in Port Jefferson Station, New York, call us at 631-928-2020. Come see us, and let us show you the benefits of a better smile today!