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Habits That Ruin Our Teeth

Teeth are something we don’t think about much until they start to hurt. You can be brushing your teeth regularly, using floss, and visiting a dentist but have habits that cause serious harm to teeth on a daily basis.

5-Minute Crafts wants to tell you about some habits that negatively affect the condition of our teeth.

Nail biting

The habit of biting nails can lead to the cracking of tooth enamel. Moreover, when the jaw is in an extended position for a long time, it can provoke dysfunction. Not to mention that a lot of bacteria accumulate on our hands during the day that can cause infection when they get into the mouth. Therefore, it is worth trying to bite your nails as little as possible to preserve the health of the oral cavity.

Using toothpicks

One might think that cleaning food leftovers in your teeth with the help of a toothpick is a good idea. But in reality, these actions can damage and infect gums. If you can, it’s better to use dental floss.

The wrong usage of toothpicks can lead to the damage of enamel and the appearance of scratches on the surface of the teeth. While the attempts to shove a toothpick between the teeth can lead to the formation of gaps.

Harsh teeth brushing

Despite the popular opinion, teeth won’t become cleaner if you brush them harder. By doing this, you will only bring harm because the bristles of the toothbrush can wound the gums and lead to bleeding. It’s better to brush your teeth with soft circular movements.

Clenching and grinding of teeth

Many people unconsciously clench their teeth, especially when they’re asleep. This can be caused by nervous tension or breathing problems during sleep. Over time, this habit can lead to jaw pain, headaches, and premature wear of the teeth, as well as their chipping and cracking.

Soft drinks and coffee

Perhaps everyone knows that soft drinks are bad for teeth. But without this point, our list of habits wouldn’t be complete. Your teeth simply end up swimming in this acidic liquid, even if it’s a sugar-free drink.

When it comes to coffee — sometimes a cup of it in the morning is true salvation. However, frequent consumption of this drink can lead to color changes in the teeth, while the sugar that we add to it can contribute to the appearance of cavities.

Using teeth as scissors

Teeth are meant for chewing food. But if you use them instead of scissors or use them as a holder when your hands are occupied, you risk not only breaking a tooth and harming your jaw but also accidentally swallowing something that shouldn’t be swallowed. That’s why you should make sure to either free your hands or call someone for help. Your mouth will thank you.

Frequent snacking

When you eat, cavity-causing bacteria feed on leftover food in your mouth and produce acid that erodes the enamel and leads to cavities. Instead of frequent snacks, try to eat balanced meals and drink plenty of water so that no food remains in your mouth.

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