Every time you eat something or you talk with anyone, you do it with the help of your teeth. They play an important role in the digestion of food. To make your teeth strong and long-lasting, you need to maintain good oral hygiene. You need to brush twice a day and floss once. Also, you need to visit a private dentist in Basingstoke twice a year for dental checkups. But there are some habits that may damage your teeth and it could cost you tooth loss.
Nail Biting: Nail-biting can have some serious effects on the teeth and jaw. It can cause jaw dysfunction and chipping, and cracking of teeth. When you bite nails, it put the jaw at an unnatural angle by pushing the lower jaw out of line. Moreover, biting nails also bring harmful bacteria inside the mouth.
Smoking: When you smoke, it contains nicotine which turns the color of your teeth yellow. Moreover, it also put the gums at the risk of infection, causes tooth decay, bad breath, and dry mouth, and also puts your mouth at the risk of oral cancer. Furthermore, it also weakens the immune system.
Teeth Misuse: It is very dangerous to open a bottle with your mouth, and tear packets of chips with your mouth. This could make your teeth chipped or cracked. For such tasks, you can use scissors or bottle openers.
Brushing Too Hard: When you brush too hard, it may damage your enamel and gums as you put extreme pressure on them. Instead, you should brush your teeth in a gentle manner and use a brush with soft bristles.
Sucking Thumb: When you suck your thumb, it may cause misalignment of teeth. This misalignment can cause serious dental problems such as cavities, plaque build-up, tooth decay, gum infection, etc.
Chewing Ice: Chewing ice cubes can crack, chip, or break your teeth. An ice cube is very hard and force is required to break it.
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