Your teeth do not have a life as short as you think they do. If taken care of properly, they can even last a lifetime! And that is exactly where most of us go wrong. Maintaining good oral hygiene is important because it helps you to keep your teeth intact and at the same time avoid any dental problems. It might also happen that you take good care of our teeth, you brush twice a day, floss in between meals and what not, but you still might be engaging in certain bad habits that is undermining your good efforts. Let us have a look at 5 such problems:
- Crunching, Sipping and Sucking
You are drinking ice soda from your cup. No harm. Taking in the ice. And then crushing it with your teeth it till dissolves. Blissful isn’t it? No! Because this ice crushing can cause teeth fracture. When any substance that is hard for the teeth to bite, it may lead to cracks in the enamel, which might be invisible now, but they cause some serious damage in the future. Sipping and suing on sugary soda also has similar effects and causes the aides to get lodged between the teeth causing slow erosion.
- Using Teeth As Tools
Your teeth are, but to do a very simple job – HELP YOU EAT! They are not supposed to be used as a tool to open your bag of chips, or a bottle of soda or as a bottle opener. It is actually nothing short of teeth trauma when you do that and it actually causes the teeth to become weak from their positions and may cause some serious damage.
- Grinding Your Teeth
Grinding is a common problem faced by people who deal with very high levels of stress. Usually caused by stress or anxiety, it actually wears down your teeth and causes the teeth to become weak and reduce the enamel. Try wearing a mouth guard as suggested by your doctor, or try counseling to reduce your stress. If there is a gap or a crooked tooth, due to which this is happening, get the gap filled and alignment done. Try to cut back on all the crazy caffeine and alcohol consumption. And do not chew any objects like pens or pencils.
- Hard Bristle Toothbrush
You may be of the opinion that the harder the brush, the better the cleaning process. It is not so! Too much of hard bristles may cause erosion of gums and lead to gingivitis. As you grow older your gum push back, revealing their network of nerves, a hard bristle toothbrush may be the death of your healthy gums. Avoid it. According to Dentzz review many of our patients got rid of this habit after visiting our clinic, consult your dentist as to which kind of toothbrush you should be using.
- Not Brushing, Rinsing or Flossing
While these are the basics of maintaining your teeth, not everyone does it right. We should religiously brush our teeth twice a day. No excuses. You eat so many times in the day, it is important to floss after every major meal. If you don’t known the right way, consult your dentist. Rinse our mouth after any sort of food intake. You can either use water or even go for antiseptic mouth rinse.