Dental Habits To Avoid

At Fairfield Dental Arts, we are advise our patients on tips for good oral hygiene. Today, we are taking a different approach. There are a few behaviors that can be detrimental to your dental health. Putting an end to these nasty habits can give you a healthier smile.

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch
Have you ever heard people say that you shouldn’t chew on ice? There seems to be some truth to this statement. Chewing on ice can lead to fractures within your teeth. Steer clear of chomping on seeds, fruit pits and popcorn kernels.

Grinding Your Teeth
Do you know someone who grinds their teeth out of stress or anxiety? Doing so will only wear your teeth down. Wearing a mouth guard at night can help kick this habit.

Using A Toothbrush With Hard Bristles
Some people are under the impression that hard-bristled toothbrushes will clean your teeth better. However, this is not the case. A hard-bristled toothbrush can wear away at your gums and cause sensitivity. To avoid this, use a soft-bristled toothbrush instead.

If there is one dental habit you should continue, it’s visiting the dentist twice a year! Have you scheduled your first appointment for 2015? If not, call 203-254-3780 today to request an appointment. We’ll have you smiling from ear to ear!

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