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7 habits that are worse for your dental health

It is important to take care of your teeth, otherwise you may spend a lot of time and money at the dentist.

It’s easy to forget about your teeth when you’re busy with other things, but taking care of your mouth can help you save money. That’s because the cost of dental treatments and procedures is often higher than the cost of medical care.

Consider these four ways good dental habits can save you money:

  • You will need fewer dental visits.
  • You’ll avoid costly procedures like root canals and crowns. It will reduce your risk of developing cavities and gum disease, which may lead to more expensive treatments in the future.
  • You are more likely to maintain your natural teeth for life rather than having to get dentures or implants later in life.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the worst clothes that can harm your teeth and gums.

Not brushing teeth properly

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day, but that is easier said than done. If you’re still brushing and flossing, great! But if not, here are some tips on how to get back on track:

How often should you brush your teeth?

It depends on the type of toothbrush you use. The American Dental Association recommends using an electric or electric toothbrush for best results. These brushes are more effective at removing plaque buildup than manual brushes because they vibrate at high speeds. This stimulates the gums and helps remove plaque from hard-to-reach places where food can build up between the teeth (this is called interdental cleaning). The ADA also says that if you don’t have access to an electric toothbrush, cleaning by hand with fluoride toothpaste is fine, too—just make sure you don’t miss any stains.

What type of toothpaste should you use?

There are several types that do different things: some whiten teeth and others help prevent tooth decay. Some taste like fresh mint while others taste like fruit snacks; Some even contain chemicals specifically intended for sensitive teeth. As long as your toothpaste contains fluoride (and most contain fluoride), any brand will work if you use it consistently.

What type of toothbrush should you use?

A soft toothbrush is less harmful to gum tissue. Use a light touch, too. Brushing too hard can damage gum tissue and cause gums to recede, exposing the roots of your teeth – including the enamel-covered root surfaces. The best way to avoid this is to use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head.

Do not use thread

Not only does flossing get food out between your teeth – it also cleans around the gum line where bacteria build up and cause bad breath (also known as bad breath). However, many people do not use floss regularly because they find it boring or difficult to do properly. If that describes you, use toothpicks instead of traditional floss. It’s easier to use and takes up less space in your mouth than traditional floss.

Smoking or chewing tobacco

Smoking and chewing tobacco are among the worst things you can do for your dental health. Both cause gum disease that damages your teeth. In addition, smoking causes tooth decay and tooth loss. The chemicals in smoke also lead to bad breath and yellowing of the teeth, while chewing tobacco leads to tooth decay and oral cancer. Smoking affects more than the heart and lungs. It is harmful to gums and teeth, too.

Eat hard candy, toffee and popcorn

Dentists advise against eating hard candy. It can damage the teeth, increasing your likelihood of developing cavities. The sugar in hard candy also causes tooth decay. Toffee and popcorn are some of the worst things you can eat if you want a healthy smile. These foods are so hard that they can crack your teeth or cut your teeth completely. Although nuts are a healthy snack, chomping on them for a grueling meal, can break a filling or even a tooth.

Eat acidic foods

Avoid acidic foods that erode enamel, such as citrus fruits, juices, tomatoes, and sports drinks. These foods and drinks can erode your tooth enamel if you consume them often. As tooth enamel erodes, it reveals sticky dentin underneath, and your teeth appear darker and yellower. Bleaching will not lighten teeth affected by enamel erosion. The only way to correct this is for the crust to cover the areas.

Acidic foods include:

  • Citrus fruits and juices (such as oranges)
  • Tomatoes
  • Sports drinks
  • Soft drinks

Dehydration (lack of saliva causes dry mouth)

Water is the best drink for your body because it helps keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you don’t drink enough water, your mouth will dry out and your saliva production will decrease. Reduced saliva affects the way bacteria grow in your mouth. Results? More cavities and gum disease.

How can you avoid this fate? Drink at least eight glasses of water daily. If you have a hard time remembering this, carry a bottle everywhere you go and drink from it every few hours throughout the day. If you don’t have filtered water, the colorless taste of regular tap water may not be your thing, but you’ll thank yourself later when those cavities don’t show up.

Not seeing your dentist regularly

Regular dental check-ups allow potential problems to be detected early and treated before they become more severe or painful. Missing regular visits means you may not get treatment until the problem becomes severe, which can lead to more time and expense. See your dentist every six months and more if they recommend it.

conclusion

We hope this article made you aware of the habits that can have a negative impact on your dental health. Learn how to care for your teeth and be consistent about it. It will save you more time and money. In addition, you will have the most beautiful smile! Isn’t that worth a little effort?

References:

  1. “Tooth Erosion – American Dental Association.” August 31. 2021, ada.org/resources/research/science-and-research-institute/oral-health-topics/dental-erosion.
  2. Toothbrushes | American Dental Association. February 26. 2019, ada.org/resources/research/science-and-research-institute/oral-health-topics/toothbrushes.


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