Many of us have habits that we do on the daily… but did you know that many of these habits are habits that ruin your teeth!
Chewing on Ice
Chewing on ice damages your teeth. Frozen hard ice cubes can easily crack and chip your teeth.
Metal rubbing against gums results in damaged gums. Another problem with tongue piercings is that constantly biting down on metal can cause chipping or cracks in teeth. Tongue piercings also lead to increased bacteria in the mouth, which can lead to several problems.
Yes, cough drops can be helpful when we’re sick, but unfortunately cough drops are part of the habits that ruin your teeth. They are often filled with a ton of sugar! Make sure you brush your teeth after you’ve finished your cough drop, or try sugar-free cough drops as an alternative!
Opening Packages With Your Teeth
We often turn to opening stuff with our teeth. By doing so teeth can easily chip or crack. Try using scissors next time you’ve got something tricky to open!
Chewing on Pencils
Studying and working can often get stressful and many of us turn to chewing on our pencils or pens. Like most habits that ruin your teeth, this habit chips and cracks your teeth. If you feel the need to chew, try some sugarless gum next time!
Sports Drinks and Juices
Sports drinks and juices are often very refreshing but they also tend to be filled with sugar. Try to limit your consumption of these drinks, or try alternative sugar-free drinks and quench your thirst with water!
Frequent snacking creates less saliva in your mouth than a normal meal would. This results in food bits being stuck in your mouth for hours.
Now that you’ve learned more about habits that ruin your teeth make sure you are careful and try to stay away from these!
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