We all know that the best way to keep our teeth tidy is to brush them in the morning and before bed. What bad habits can negatively affect the health of your teeth? Today it is about that.
Insufficient water intake
Dry mouth damages the enamel, makes teeth more sensitive and contributes to their decay. Do not neglect a glass of water if you want to keep your teeth safe and sound.
The bad habit of biting your nails
When you bite your nails in a fit of stress, you strain your jaw unnecessarily and erase the enamel on your teeth. Use a protective nail polish, which usually tastes bitter, to wean yourself from this habit and save your nails and teeth.
Brushing your teeth too vigorously
If you are a fan of a toothbrush with stiff bristles or brush your teeth too vigorously, then again there is the problem of erasing tooth enamel, plus microtrauma to the gums. To avoid this problem, use medium-hard bristles and treat brushing as massage.
Chewing ice cubes
Chewing on an ice cube from your cocktail may seem harmless, but the ice is too hard and can both scratch your teeth and damage your filling. As a habit, chewing ice can lead to tooth sensitivity.
In addition to other harmful health effects such as oral cancer and respiratory diseases, smoking is just as bad for your teeth. It increases the amount of plaque and bacteria on the teeth, which often leads to gum disease and even tooth loss.
And while yellow spots on teeth and bad breath are not as bad as gum disease, these are not issues we all want to deal with. Don’t give up your attempts to quit smoking.
Using teeth as a tool
We all sometimes sin and use our teeth to open a stubborn packet of chips or nuts. All of this fun can lead to chipped teeth, broken fillings and mouth injuries. Always use scissors instead of teeth.
Brushing your teeth too fast
It takes you at least two full minutes a day to completely clear your teeth of accumulated plaque. The fluoride from toothpaste takes the same amount of time to take effect. If you use an electric toothbrush, many have built-in timers to make it easier for you to keep track of the time.