You would never run a red light on a busy street or cone over a lane of orange construction cones. Do you apply that same standard to your dental health? At The Addison Dentist in Addison TX, we want to share some all-too-common habits that could be bad for the health of your teeth.
- Crunching ice between your teeth might be refreshing, but it can be detrimental to the soft tissue inside your mouth. Once this tissue gets irritated, you’re more likely to get toothaches and have increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods.
- Participating in your favorite sport without required mouth protection is a risk that no one should take. If there is a chance that a mouth injury could transpire (and there is with most sports) then get to the nearest sporting goods store and purchase a mouth guard or, better yet, ask me about a custom mouthguard.
- Using your teeth to open anything is a bad idea. Every time your teeth come in contact with foreign objects there is potential for chipping and cracking.
- Not brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. (Need we say more?)
Now that you know to avoid these risks, what can you do if you’ve already damaged your teeth? Make an appointment with us, and we’ll see how we can help.
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