People aren’t aware of this, but some habits you have can really wreck your teeth.
Here are the bad dental habits that can really damage your teeth:
1. Chewing On Ice
Chewing ice might seem harmless, but it can cause serious damage to your teeth with small cracks. The cracks can grow larger and cause your teeth to fracture.
2. Grinding Teeth
“Brixism” or grinding teeth affects more than 30 million people in the U.S. It can be inherited from your parents or cause by stress. Grinding your teeth puts pressure on your jaw muscles, jaw joint and teeth and it causes a lot of pain.
3. Cough Drops
Cough drops are high on sugar and they can cause damage to your teeth. Constantly sucking on cough drops can lead to gum diseases and tooth decay.
Soda is really high in sugar and frequently drinking it can lead to serious tooth decay. Soda also contains acid content that erodes the tooth enamel and lead to tooth sensitivity.
5. Opening Stuff with Your Teeth
Your teeth are meant for smiling, eating and speaking properly and they’re not meant to be used as a tool. Stop opening things with your teeth because that way you can cause damage and even fracture your teeth.
6. Drinking Coffee
A cup of coffee might be the best way to start your day, but unfortunately coffee might cause a dry mouth, interference with saliva flow and tooth decay. Adding extra sugar in your coffee will increase the risk of tooth decay even more.
Tobacco dries your mouth and increases plaque buildup around your teeth. Tobacco use increases the risk of getting oral cancer and tooth loss.
8. Drinking Red Wine
Drinking red wine not only stains your teeth but also etches your teeth. To prevent staining when you drink red wine, we advise you to eat proteins such as cheese and drink lots of water.
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