Tips on Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

The basics in maintaining a healthy smile is brushing your teeth, flossing and using mouthwash on a regular basis. While this is practicing great oral hygiene, there are habits many people do that negatively impact their teeth. To keep your smile glowing, here are a few habits that should be broken and why!

 

Hard Bristled Toothbrushes

If your toothbrush is too stiff, it can cause your gums to recede.  It can actually create abrasion damages to the surface of the tooth’s root. It’s best to use a soft bristled brush or a multi-tufted brush to keep your gum and teeth healthy.

Aggressive Brushing

Brushing your teeth too rough will irritate your gums even with the correct toothbrush! With some gentle strokes, gently break up the plaque on your teeth at least twice a day to maintain your good dental health.

Nail Biting

A common habit people have is biting their nails and this is due to anxiety, stress, and boredom. This is a bad habit to stop not just for your nails but for your teeth as well! This can wear down your teeth which can lead to fractures and chips.

Clenching and Grinding

Clenched jaws or grinding your teeth causes looseness, jaw pain, and fractured teeth. Due to the intense impact you use to clench or grind your teeth, this habit can lead to future jaw and teeth problems. Try using a night guard to prevent grinding your teeth in your sleep.

Always Use Mouth Guards

When playing any sport whether its basketball, football, or soccer, it’s crucial to protect your teeth with a mouth guard. This will reduce the risk of broken or chipped teeth while playing.

 

Contact the dentists at Paradise Dental Associates to schedule a routine cleaning! If you have a chipped or fractured tooth, we provide dental services in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry!

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