Five habits that destroy your smile

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Despite being hard and durable, your teeth may at some point, break. Just like any other thing or creature in this world, it has its limits. The best thing any person can do is respect such limits and apply methods to keep it stronger and more intact. And you do not have to be a dentist to do so!

Speaking of our pearly whites’ limits, there are several human habits that seem inconsequential but are actually destructive to our teeth. Sadly, a huge percentage of the human population commit the said acts and perform the same on a regular basis. This fact heavily contributes as to why the number of patients suffering from dental complications continues to grow larger.

If you are doing any of these, be sure to regulate (or stop) them:

Brushing your teeth twice a day is important, but many patients don’t realize that flossing at least once a day is just as critical to achieving—and maintaining—a healthy smile.

Brushing your teeth too soon after eating and drinking these items can cause more damage because you are essentially brushing the acid into the teeth, not getting rid of it.

Not only are old toothbrushes ineffective, but they also harbor harmful bacteria that can cause infections. Toothbrushes should be changed every three to four months.

Overzealous bleaching can cause your teeth to look unnaturally white and increase tooth sensitivity.

A hard-bristled toothbrush coupled with an aggressive brushing technique can cause irreversible damage to your gums.

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