5 Bad Oral Habits that are Hampering Your Smile

5 Bad Oral Habits that are Hampering Your Smile

Posted by DR. LEE on Feb 16 2021, 04:41 AM

Good oral hygiene habits are important for the healthy development of teeth. If your teeth are healthy, you will have a perfect smile. However, certain habits can degrade the quality of your smile. If you repeat them, you might spoil your smile forever. To make sure you stay away from such habits, you need to learn about them. Read on!

Not Brushing Teeth Twice a Day

Dentists are tired of stating the importance of brushing twice a day for two minutes at least. Most people don’t follow this basic rule. If you don’t brush your teeth before going to bed at night, you allow the bacteria to create a home in your teeth. This will soon cause plaque, which over time will form tartar. So drop this habit now and start brushing twice a day!

Nail Biting

Nail-biting is one of the most unhygienic bad habits ever. It not only allows the bacteria to insert your digestive system but also affects your oral health. Moreover, when biting nails, there are chances that your teeth might get chipped or fractured.

Biting Hard Object

If nail-biting can pose risks to your teeth, think how much biting on hard objects can affect your oral health. If you love biting ice, pen, or hard candies, it’s time to bid them goodbye. Your teeth might get broken due to the pressure created by the hard objects.

Teeth Grinding or Bruxism

Many people suffer from the problem of teeth grinding, especially at night while sleeping. Unfortunately, you might not even be aware of this problem because it happens in a deep sleep. But some symptoms of this problem are sore jaw, jagged teeth edges, headache, etc. Do not delay your dentist's appointment if you think you are suffering from bruxism. They can offer the best solution.

Consuming Tobacco in Any Form

Tobacco or nicotine causes much harm to one’s oral health. It doesn’t matter if you are chewing or smoking it; the effects are all the same.

A dentist can help you eliminate all the bad habits mentioned above. They will also help you learn how to take proper care of your dental health. You can get a brighter smile in no time with their guidance. 

East burn Dentistry and Implants offers comprehensive dental services by Dr. Daniel Lee and his team of dental assistants. Call us at 503 2334871 or visit our website for more details. We are located at 1415 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214.

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