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4 Bad Dental Habits Sabotaging Your Dental Care Efforts

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No matter how good your dental intentions, you may still have a few bad dental habits that need to be corrected. Find out how to fix four of the most damaging dental care habits.

1. Deficient Dental Care

The foundation of good dental care is brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, using an antibacterial mouth rinse daily, and replacing your toothbrush every three months. Too many people don’t follow these dental care directions because they forget or get too busy, and soon, this lack of care turns into bad dental habits that can be difficult to break. When it comes to how to cure bad dental habits, it’s as simple as taking the time to take better care of your teeth. Remind yourself to brush and floss at least twice a day, keep a bottle of mouth rinse on your bathroom counter, and stock up on toothbrushes so you always have a fresh one available.

2. Tough Tooth Brushing

There are people who mistakenly believe that the firmer the bristles on their toothbrush, the better, so they use a firm hand and a hard-bristled toothbrush. Unfortunately, this does more harm than good because it erodes the tooth enamel and pushes the gums back to expose the tooth’s root, which both cause tooth sensitivity. These bad dental habits can be broken simply by changing the way you brush. Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and use a gentle touch so you can protect your teeth while still keeping them clean.

3. Damaging Drinking

Drinking staining or sugar-filled beverages, and chewing on ice cubes in these drinks are two bad dental habits that must be broken, since dark drinks can leave bad stains on teeth, while sugary sodas and juices can erode the delicate tooth enamel. And crunching on ice cubes can fracture teeth, chip enamel, and cause other dental care problems. Wondering how to cure bad dental habits like these? Always remain aware of what you’re eating and drinking, use crushed ice in drinks, and drink stain-causing or sugar-laden beverages through a straw to reduce their contact with your teeth.

4. Troublesome Tooth Grinding

You may have a disorder called bruxism if you find yourself grinding your teeth and can’t seem to stop. This is a common condition that can occur during the day due to stress or a dental care problem, or happen throughout night without you even knowing it. No matter when it happens, tooth grinding can cause your teeth to fracture, chip and erode while causing jaw pain, headaches and earaches. To treat the trouble, your dentist can give you a mouth guard to prevent nighttime grinding and teach you some exercises to relax your mouth during the day. If stress is causing the problem, you can talk to a psychologist, learn relaxation techniques or start an exercise problem to release excess tension.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Englewood, call Advanced Dental Care of Englewood today at (941) 548-1422 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Englewood. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Englewood, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Englewood.

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