There is so much information out there that it can be impossible to really know which information is facts and which ones are not. Here are 4 dental habits however, that you may be doing that you didn’t even know where causing damage to your smile.
1. Chewing on your finger nails. While it may seem an innocent habit that is helping you relieve some tension, it can unfortunately lead to chipping or breaking a tooth.
2. Chewing on ice. It is hot outside and chewing a piece of ice may be the first thing you think about as you lounge by the pool or come in from a warm day. But the pressure it takes for you to bite down, can cause fractures on the enamel of your teeth as well as jaw problems over long term ice chewing.
3. Eating high carbohydrate foods. While carbohydrates are getting a bad rap these days for what it does to your overall health, it is always unfortunately terrible for your smile as well. The food sticks to your teeth in between brushing, which leads to it turning into sugar, which increases the process of wearing down the enamel on your teeth.
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