Taking care of your teeth the right way should be a priority for everyone. Odds are you probably want to have the best smile possible, and taking care of your teeth is a huge factor in what it looks like. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to actually protect their pearly whites. Some of us actually do things every single day that slowly (and unknowingly) destroys our teeth.
You’ll definitely want to check this one out before it’s too late.
Chewing on some ice might seem like a good idea. It’s natural, sugar-free, no calories, and it’s really just water… but is it good for your teeth?
Not really. Chewing on these frozen cubes can end up chipping and cracking your teeth. Also, if you end up irritating the soft tissues inside your teeth you’ll end up getting headaches on the regular! Try chewing on something else.
Giving your child a bedtime bottle of anything like juice, milk, or formula can prove dangerous to their oral health. A lot of the time the child might fall asleep with the bottle in their mouth, causing their teeth to be drenched in sugars throughout the night. It’s probably best to avoid having bottles in bed.
It’s never too early to start protecting your teeth. If your kid could thank you for this, they would.
Grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism, can wear down your teeth over a long period of time. Usually, the grinding is being done out of stress or sleeping habits, which makes it difficult to control.
If you avoid hard foods during the day, it can reduce the pain and damage that this causes. You can also opt to wear a mouthguard at night, if your grinding is that bad.