Bad Habits That Can Destroy Your Teeth
The truth is that a lot of people is wrecking their teeth without even realizing it! Do you love chewing on ice or do you bite your nails? While some of these bad habits can cause an immediate damage to your teeth (by breaking or cracking them) the other habits can add up over time and harm your dental health later.
As the old saying says “old habits die hard”. The problem with old habits is that they are difficult to change since we have been doing them for a long time. The other problem is that we do not even realize that we are doing them.
In addition studies have shown that when you meet a person, the second thing they notice after your eyes are your teeth!
Drosu Dental – your dentist in Calgary SE recommends you avoid the following bad habits:
Chewing On Ice
Chewing on ice or crushing it can easily chip or even crack your teeth.
You might think that ice does not contain any sugar and your teeth are stronger than ice. The truth is that you can harm your teeth and even cause a more serious damage such as cracking your teeth. If that happens, you will probably have to visit an emergency dentist in Calgary.
The problem with lemons is that they are very acidic and that can hurt teeth enamel.
Brushing Too Soon After Eating
Energy drinks, soft drinks or citrus fruits are very acidic and they can erode your teeth enamel. Brushing your teeth right after consuming these things can do more harm than good since you will be basically brushing the acid into your teeth. Your SE Calgary dentist recommends you rinse your mouth with water after drinking or eating these items and wait about 30 minutes before you start brushing your teeth.
Playing Sport Without Protective Gear
Whether it is hockey or football do not forget to wear mouth-guards and helmet while playing. Not using mouth-guards while playing contact sports is a big risk to your mouth and teeth since you can easily chip, crack or even knock out them. If your tooth gets knocked out, see an emergency dentist immediately!
Brushing Teeth Too Hard
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is an essential part of a good dental hygiene. However brushing your teeth too hard can cause a lot of damage. It can wear down your enamel, make your gums bleed or make your teeth too sensitive. Also, your SE Calgary dentist Drosu Dental recommends you use soft bristled toothbrush.
Tongue piercing can hurt and irritate your gums. Simply combination of metal and gums is not good. In addition the piercing can also hurt your teeth if you bite it.
Using Your Teeth For Opening Stuff
Opening plastic packages and other stuff with your teeth might be convenient but is it worth risking cracking or chipping your teeth?
Sport drinks are very refreshing after finishing a physical activity but they also contain a lot of sugar. Moreover, sugary drinks create an acid that hurts enamel of your teeth.