Some habits may seem innocent, but could be damaging your teeth. Here are common examples.
Using teeth as a cutting tool.
Cutting open a package or ripping tags off with our teeth, may seem harmless. But it can crack or even break them. It is better to invest in a small multi-tool so you’re always prepared and leave your teeth nice and whole for a charming smile.
Biting your nails can lead to infections around them or can also permanently damage the nail. Just like using your teeth to tear open bags it can damage to your teeth too. It is important to stop the habit by getting a manicure or covering your finger tips with band aids.
Ice is a hard material, which creates much stress in your teeth leading to damage that includes cracked and chipped teeth, fractures of existing dental work such as fillings and crowns and sore jaw muscles. If you really must chew something refreshing, try sugar-free gum.
Using toothpicks incorrectly.
Using round toothpicks frequently and aggressively can damage the teeth and gums. The tooth picks can wedge themselves hard against the gums and teeth and cause damage to those tissues. If you have a piece of food stuck in between you teeth, use floss or interdental brushes. If you like toothpicks better, use anatomically shaped toothpicks gently.