Did you know that there are occupations that can harm your teeth and alter your oral health? Well, it’s true, which is why it’s important to care for your smile as much as possible while you are at work. If you have one or more of the following jobs, Dr. Yelena Mullakandova and our Glendale Boutique Dental team encourage you to think about your smile each day:

Jobs that dehydrate you
Dehydration leads to bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. So, it’s very important to stay hydrated throughout the day. It’s also important to avoid dry mouth as much as possible. Do your best to drink plenty of water and consume enough electrolytes. Some industries that cause dehydration at work include construction, forestry, mining, agriculture, landscaping, athletics, firefighting, and military.

Jobs that allow smoking
Smoking causes oral cancer, bad breath, gum disease, and cavities. So, if your job offers smoke breaks so you can relieve stress, it’s best to reconsider your relaxation techniques. Some jobs that allow smoking include mining, construction, food service, waste management, real estate, manufacturing, and retail.

Jobs that can cause dental injuries
Some jobs often involve chipped teeth, cracked teeth, tooth loss, and the TMJ disorder. Whether it’s from a hard fall, the misuse of equipment, or workplace violence, dental injuries can pose a threat in many occupations. Some jobs that involve dental injuries include healthcare, social assistance, transportation, warehousing, security, and athletics.

For more information and details about how to take care of your teeth at work, please call our office today at 718.821.0170. Your dentist in Glendale, New York, is more than happy to help you in any way she can!