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Habits That Hurt Your teeth


Posted on 5/23/2022 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Habits That Hurt Your teethDo you have any bad habits that are hurting your teeth? If so, you are not alone. Many people have unhealthy habits that can damage their teeth over time. Here are some of the most common habits that can hurt your teeth and how to prevent them.

Common Bad Habits That Hurt Your Teeth


Sometimes, it is easy to fall into bad habits that can damage your teeth. Here are some everyday habits that can hurt your teeth, like brushing too hard. You might think brushing harder will mean cleaner teeth, but it can damage your gums and wear down your tooth enamel. Clenching or grinding your teeth is another reason. It can put a lot of stress on your teeth and jaw, and over time it can lead to chips, cracks, and other damage. Having too much sugar in your diet is one of the significant reasons. Sugar is one of the main culprits when it comes to cavities. Lastly, not visiting the dentist regularly can lead to bad teeth. Getting regular dental checkups and cleanings is essential for keeping your teeth healthy.

How To Avoid These Bad Habits?


Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid these bad habits. For one, be mindful of how hard you brush your teeth. Use gentle circular motions and a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging your gums. If you are a clencher or grinder, try to be aware of it during the day and relax your jaw as much as possible. You may also want to see a dentist to get a mouth guard to wear at night. Reducing the sugar in your diet is also essential. Cut down on sugary snacks and drinks, and brush your teeth after eating anything sweet. Lastly, visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. It is one of the best ways to avoid tooth problems and keep your smile healthy.

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