Mommy Katie: Bad Habits That Damage Your Teeth

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bad Habits That Damage Your Teeth

Dental hygiene is something that should be taught from an early age so that we all have a healthy smile and dental problems are avoided. You can get some excellent information on dental health on various health websites and blogs, but some things are bad for our teeth, and we should avoid them if we want to have a happy and healthy smile. So here are some of the most dangerous bad habits that can leave permanent damage to your teeth so are best avoided.

Bad Brushing Habits

Whether you speak to a dentist in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast or one in Perth on the West Coast, they will all tell you that over brushing and brushing too hard will damage your teeth. Although it is important to make sure that you brush your teeth regularly, it is also important that you do not brush them too often or too hard. Electric tooth brushes can be an excellent tool for cleaning your teeth, but overuse and pushing down too hard on it can wear the enamel down on your teeth causing permanent damage. An ordinary toothbrush can also cause similar damage if used too often and too hard.

Grinding And Clenching Your Teeth

Another bad habit which can have a harmful effect on the health of your teeth is grinding them or clenching them which is something that can be done while sleeping as well as being awake. You can have a custom made teeth and prosthetic gum device which fits perfectly onto your teeth and gums and will help prevent any damage caused by grinding your teeth while you sleep. If this is a problem that you have, you need to speak to a dentist about it before you do irreparable damage to your teeth which may mean you will have to consider a crown or dental implant.

Biting Your Nails

Another bad habit is biting your nails, which can introduce lots of potentially harmful bacteria into your system that was hidden under your finger nails. As well as potentially making you sick from a variety of different bacteria’s, biting your nails can also lead to jaw and tooth damage which could be not only painful but also expensive to fix. Your nails will also look much nicer if you cut them correctly, as well as helping to keep your smile beautiful and healthy!

Dangers Of Smoking

There are many health risks when it comes to smoking that can affect a variety of aspects of a person’s health, even their teeth and gums. Not only do you run the risk of a multitude of different cancers and other illnesses, but tobacco also stains your teeth and your fingers yellow and smells bad as well as looks unappealing. A quick search of the internet will show you all of the different oral related illnesses that are related to smoking, which should be enough to steer you away from this bad habit which is becoming increasingly less socially acceptable.

So if you want to have a shiny white smile full of healthy teeth and gums, take good care of your teeth and avoid these potentially nasty habits which could end up leaving you with a crooked smile.   


Maryann D. said...

I do know it is not good at all to Grinding And Clench Your Teeth. It can happen at night while sleeping. I have gotten a mouth guard to help with that.
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