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 extremely efficient at weakening enamel.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite hard. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, occasionally they win, resulting in a chipped tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is adequate. Following brushing with a conscientious flossing job gets rid of particles of food and plaque between teeth.
Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the most appropriate 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 270-683-0620 to book a comprehensive exam and the best deep dental cleaning you can get anywhere. Our excellent hygienists really are the best!
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