Oral Habits That Could Result In Damage To Your Teeth and Smile

03 May

While your teeth are the strongest material in your body, over your lifetime they are subject to habits and wearing, which could cause problems like receding gums, enamel loss, cavities, and gum disease. Why rush this process through habits that can be harmful or damaging?

Here is a list of common habits that could cause lasting damage to your teeth…

Cracked / Chipped Teeth or Injured Gums:

  • Tearing packages open, untying knots, cracking nut shells, chewing ice or opening bottles with your mouth.
  • Using things like toothpicks or anything other than floss to get food stuck between your teeth.

Enamel Loss and Increased Risk of Cavities:

  • Sucking on lemons and other acidic fruit as well as drinking juices, power drinks and smoothies.
  • Brushing immediately after drinking juice which weakens tooth enamel.
  • Excessive scrubbing, brushing from side-to-side or up-and-down versus circularly.

Cavities, Gum Disease and General Health Problems:

  • Not brushing regularly.
  • Not flossing daily.
  • Excessive sugar.
  • Not maintaining dental recall visits or professional cleanings.

If you suffer from any of the habits above and are experiencing related issues, please contact us and we can help!

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