Habits That Are Harmful to Your Teeth (and What to Do About Them)

Dental healthcare is an important part of a person’s overall physical wellness. This is why it is better to root out any bad habits that you may have that has a negative effect on your teeth. Here is a list of a few prevalent bad habits: 

  • Many people still have a tendency to bite their nails, either because of stress or habit. This has a negative effect on teeth and fillings.  
  • Try applying bitter-tasting clear nail polish on your nails.  
  • Using excessive force while brushing your teeth can lead to abrasions in the teeth.  
  • Try using a soft-bristled brush and improve your brushing techniques. 
  • Constant munching of processed foods are not good for oral health (or overall health).  
  • Try snacking on healthier options like nuts and cheeses. 
  • Some people have a habit of using their teeth to open items, like beer bottles. This can lead to chipping of the tooth and extreme pain.  
  • Keep the proper tools handy and easily accessible so that you reach for them.  

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