In addition, there are things you can do – or stop doing – that will help protect your teeth and gums. Here is our list of things you can stop doing, to benefit your dental health:
Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or damaged bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are immensely efficient at weakening enamel.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite hard. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, sometimes they win, resulting in a cracked tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is sufficient. Following brushing with an attentive flossing job gets rid of particles of food and plaque between teeth.
Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the best tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.
Delaying dental checkups.
Don’t wait until something hurts. As noted, we like to see each of our patients for a cleaning and checkup every six months. Our hygienists really are the best!
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