Your Job and Dental Health
We don’t often think of careers as being bad for dental health. But there are some occupations that can have a negative impact on your teeth. It’s estimated that almost 80% of American workers do not stay hydrated. Not consuming adequate fluids can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Industries that require strenuous labor or outside work put you at particular risk. Some workplaces that require use of heavy equipment or ladders put you at risk for dental injury. This could include cracked teeth, tooth loss, or even jaw trauma. If you want to improve your oral health and a career change isn’t on your to-do list, follow these tips to reduce your risk: brush and floss your teeth daily. Drink water regularly. Avoid alcohol and tobacco. Use a mouthguard if needed, and visit the dentist for regular exams and cleanings.