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Bad Dental Habits That Can Hurt a Healthy Smile

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No matter how hard you try to practice good dental care, bad dental habits can slowly sneak up and quickly spoil your smile. Find out how to cure bad dental habits and maintain a healthy smile.

  • Indifferent Dental Care

While many people claim they’re too tired to practice good dental care or they don’t have the time, but that’s why they can develop bad dental habits. Remember, good oral hygiene is simple and fast and is as easy as brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and getting regular professional cleanings. For the best dental care results, be sure to replace your toothbrush every three months and ask your dentist for tips on proper brushing and flossing.

  • Crunching Ice and Drinking Sugary or Acidic Beverages

Chewing on ice cubes is a common habit that can cause teeth to chip, crack, and break. Drinking sugary or acidic beverages can erode tooth enamel and lead to tooth decay. Wondering how to cure bad dental habits like these? Just choose something healthier to chew, like apples or carrots, and switch to crushed ice in drinks. Plus, try to limit your intake of highly sugary and acidic drinks, or at least sip them through a straw that’s positioned far behind your teeth to reduce their chance of contact with your teeth.

  • Using Your Teeth as Tools

Do you ever use your teeth to open a bottle cap, tear off a price tag, or hold a pencil or pen? These bad dental habits can do serious damage to your teeth. When it comes to how to cure bad dental habits like these, dental care experts advise that you keep actual tools at hand to avoid the temptation of using your teeth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Collingdale, call Gentle Dental of Collingdale today at (484) 427-4663 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Collingdale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Collingdale, 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 Gentle Dental of Collingdale.

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