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4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Tooth-Wrecking Habits You Want to Avoid

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Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is not as easy as it might seem. Seeing an affordable dentist for routine dental care and professional cleaning is important. Proper dental care, including brushing twice a day and flossing properly is also essential. However, habits that harm your dental health can have a huge impact. Many people are not aware that their everyday activities and routines can be slowly damaging their teeth. Some bad habits seem harmless or even healthy.

To keep your teeth in top condition and prevent tooth decay, avoid or at least limit the following damaging behaviors:

  • Crunching on ice can chip or crack your teeth.
  • Drinking diet and regular sodas exposes your tooth enamel to harmful sugar acids, phosphoric acid, and citric acid. Artificial sweeteners in diet sodas also contain acid.
  • Eating potato chips causes problems when plaque bacteria break down starches into harmful acids.
  • Smoking stains your teeth and leads to gum disease and oral cancers.
  • Chewing on non-food objects can chip or crack teeth.
  • Using your teeth to open plastic packages or bottles can cause chips and fractures.
  • Drinking coffee can cause deep stains.
  • Playing sports with no mouth guard leads to serious tooth injuries.
  • Drinking fruit juice with added sugars can lead to tooth decay.
  • Eating gummy candies exposes your tooth enamel to sugars for longer time periods than other sweets.
  • Red wine stains your teeth easily. White wine contains acids that make your enamel more porous and vulnerable to stains from other foods.
  • Constant snacking throughout the day causes more plaque than eating regular meals.
  • Tooth grinding at night can wear down your teeth over time.
  • Lip and tongue piercings can cause injuries like cracked or chipped teeth. They also irritate gums and increase your risk of oral infections.
  • Drinking sports beverages frequently exposes your teeth to sweeteners that encourage plaque.
  • Eating cough drops encourages tooth decay.
  • Giving babies bottles at bedtime increases the risk of tooth decay.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.

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