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9 Daily Habits Harm Your Dental Health

There are many habits in our daily life that we unknowingly follow, which are harmful to our dental health. While regular brushing and flossing are essential for healthy teeth and gums, there are everyday habits that many people are unaware of that can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Protect your dental health with these 9 daily habits. Avoid damaging your teeth and maintain a healthy smile instead.

9 Daily Habits That Harm Your Dental Health

1. Frequent brushing:- Brushing teeth is definitely a good habit, but frequent brushing can lead to erosion of tooth enamel. Brushing twice a day for two minutes is enough.
2. Use of hard bristles:- Using hard bristle brushes can cause tooth decay. A soft bristle brush should be used.
3. Rinsing with water after brushing:- Rinsing with water after brushing prevents fluoride from sticking to the teeth. So after brushing, do not wash with water and throw away the spit.
4. Consumption of sugar and excess honey:- Consumption of sugar and excess honey can be harmful to teeth in general.
5. Eating cold and hot food together:- Eating cold and hot food together can erode tooth enamel.
6. Opening bottles with teeth:- Attempting to open bottles with teeth can break teeth.
7. Choosing the wrong toothbrush:- Using the wrong toothbrush can harm your teeth and oral health in several ways. First, too hard bristles can cause enamel wear and gum recession. Second, an improperly sized toothbrush may not effectively reach all areas of the mouth, leaving behind plaque and bacteria. Additionally, using an abrasive toothbrush can be ineffective at cleaning abrasive bristles and may even harbor harmful bacteria.
8. Excess intake of  meaty foods:- Excessive meaty foods can increase dental problems.
9. Nail biting:- Many people have a habit of biting their nails, often in response to stress or anxiety. However, this practice can be detrimental to oral health as it can lead to chipping or cracking of teeth and even jaw dysfunction. In addition, bacteria and germs from the nails can be transferred to the mouth, increasing the risk of infection.

Take care of your teeth, have a beautiful smile

  • Wash your face thoroughly after meals.
  • Use water flosser to remove food stuck between teeth.
  • Use a tongue scraper to clean the tongue.
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