Most of us know that forgetting to brush or floss regularly is an invitation of dental problems. But those are not the only bad habits that could harm your teeth. Check the list below to make sure your dental health is not affected by any of the 5 common habits.
- Binge eating sweets
Everyone likes a bit of sweets, right? Especially the chocolate! We do think you everyone deserves to have some sweets on occasions and enjoy a variety of food in life. However, excessive consumption of sweets and treats that are high in sugar can lead to frequent tooth decays. It is recommended to have sweets close to meal time. Remember to brush your teeth or rinse with water immediately after consuming a high sugar treat.
Smoking cigarettes is the number one preventable risk factor for oral health problems. It has significant impact on gum disease, tooth decay, and even mouth cancer.
- Chewing on Ice
It’s natural and sugar free, but is it harmless? Munching on hard ice cubes could chip or even crack your teeth. If this is you, it might be good to consider replacing the habits with sugarless gum.
- Using your teeth as a tool
Whether it’s a fingernail or a package, most of us have been guilty of using our teeth as a tool at some point. However, doing so is a quick way to break or damage your pearly whites. Instead, keep scissors and bottle openers handy. Keep your teeth for chewing.
- Skipping routine maintenance
Prevention and early detection of diseases in the mouth are the best possible care you can give to your teeth. Tackling problems early on will save a lot of bother in the long run, it might save your tooth from an extraction. If it’s a while since your last dental visit, contact us to book your next appointment.
We are here to help you maintain great oral health for life. We look forward to seeing you soon!