Do you have any of these bad habits? Your teeth need to be with you for the rest of you life. Quitting these habits can help protect your teeth.
Do you have a habit of not brushing? Going to bed or leaving the house in the morning in a rush without brushing your teeth can be habit forming. If you don't brush your teeth regularly, bacteria can build on your teeth called plaque. Brushing your teeth regularly helps to remove plaque and prevent it from forming. Plaque build up can cause tooth decay like cavities and gum disease known as gingivitis.
Lay off lemons as they are very acidic.The acidity corrodes the enamel of the teeth. Repeated exposure to acidic substances can cause tooth enamel to erode, creating a rough texture on the surface.
Stop crunching ice! The cold temperature and the hardness of ice cubes can cause serious damage to your teeth. Your teeth are designed to crush through food, not against hard objects. Even though crunching ice with your teeth may be easy, keep in mind, your blender uses special blades to crush ice.
Teeth are not part of your tool box. Many people use their teeth to break off a tag on clothing, rip open a packet of crisps, or even unscrew bottle tops. Teeth are not pliers or bottle openers. Using your teeth as a tool is a threat to dental health and can damage dental work or cause your teeth to crack.