6 things you're probably doing that are ruining your teeth

1. Chewing ice cubes 

Many dieters believe that eating ice cubes actually work as a calorie and sugar-free alternative to constant snacking. However, it’s not healthy for your teeth to remain in constant icy temperatures – not only should your mouth be kept at around 37°C, but ice cubes are far too hard for your teeth to chew.

2. Using a hard- bristled toothbrush

Enamel erosion can cause tooth sensitivity, roughen the edges of your teeth and expose the yellowish dentine layer underneath. A good soft toothbrush used correctly still offers a thorough clean without damaging your teeth.  

3. Using your teeth to open bottle caps 

C’mon guys, bottle openers are around for a reason - our teeth aren’t designed for cheap party tricks! Before you attempt to open a bottle with your teeth, be warned - you could damage your teeth without even realising it. The bottle cap can chip or fracture your tooth enamel which may become a major dental issue later on. Just don’t do it. 


4. Playing sports without a mouthguard 

Failing to floss allows food and bacteria to build up in between your teeth and in the small spaces near your gums. Custom mouthguards are a great investment and designed to help protect your teeth from any sudden injury that may result in some costly dental fees. Love your sport? Then, put your money where your mouth is! 

5. Avoiding the floss

Failing to floss allows food and bacteria to build up in between your teeth and in the small spaces near your gums. Take the floss challenge and floss every day for a month to get yourself used to flossing regularly.    

6. Fear of the Dentist

The fear of going to the dentist is perhaps the most damaging for your teeth’s overall health. If going to the dentist has you shaking in your boots, it might be worth investigating the many sleep dentistry techniques that may make treatment more comfortable.

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Sourced from The Checkup in Health News
29 Aug 2017

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29 Aug 2017
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