There are ways in which we unknowingly damage our teeth by our day-to-day activities. You should avoid these habits, for the sake of the health of your teeth and gums. When you stop these habits, it will become easier to maintain healthy teeth, to give you a ‘smile to kill’ and will also protect you from harmful diseases.
Don’t crunch ice
Crunching ice can be very harmful to your teeth. The cold temperature of the ice can cause fractures in teeth, which can later cause fractures in the enamel. For any problem in your teeth, you should visit the dentist in Maroubra, as soon as possible because your teeth plays, a major role in making you look good.
Stop using your teeth to get things done
We are all guilty of using our teeth as a tool. We need to stop this because, things like, and opening a bag of potato chips from your teeth will do no good. These habits will cause your teeth to weaken and will also fracture your teeth. Keep tools such as scissors and pliers within easy reach so that you will not have to use your teeth. Feel free to continue reading here for more tips on how you can maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Stop grinding your teeth
You may be grinding your teeth without knowing. It is mostly caused due to high stress levels and anxiety, so pay attention! Grinding teeth is a sign that you need counseling, if it isn’t a serious problem, a mouth guard will do regular trick.
Brush, floss and rinse properly
Keep in mind that with age, the gums get weaker and teeth gets exposed, resulting in increased sensitivity of your teeth. You should not use a brush with hard bristles, it might cause damages. People brush, floss and rinse but they don’t know if they’re doing it right. You have to brush your teeth twice, daily and you have replace your brush every 3 months. It is recommended to floss your teeth daily. If you’re not sure how to, watch YouTube tutorials and you will master it in no time. Use antiseptic rinses, to say goodbye harmful bacteria that causes gum diseases and it will also help you in getting rid of bad breath. Using fluoride rinses will avoid tooth decay. It is best to rinse twice a day. Children should be child toothbrushes to fit their mouth. Use an electronic brush, which will come in handy, if you have a problem in your hand, arm, shoulder or any other malfunctions in your body which makes brushing hard.
Other things to keep your teeth away from
This will be bad news for coffee lovers, but caffeine in coffee has bad effects on your teeth. Alcohol consumption should be reduced has it makes your mouth dry out and stops the production of saliva. Don’t chew on anything which isn’t edible, for example: pencils, pens, plastics, etc.