Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or damaged bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are uncommonly efficient at weakening enamel.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite strong. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, from time to time they win, resulting in a chipped tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is adequate. Following brushing with an attentive flossing job cleans away fragments of food and plaque between teeth.
Using a firm-bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the best-suited tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.
Delaying dental checkups.
Don’t wait until you have a problem. Call 256-350-5820 to book an intensive exam and the best deep dental cleaning you can get anywhere. Our excellent hygienists really are the best!
Dr. Stephanie Teichmiller has been providing trusted dental care in Decatur area since 1990. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, call 256-350-5820 to schedule an appointment.
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