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4 Bad Dental Habits Destroying Your Good Dental Care

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For many of us, lack of time and energy can lead to bad dental habits. See which are harming your teeth and discover how to cure bad dental habits you may have started.

1. Forgetting to Floss

The basics of good dental care are brushing and flossing. While brushing is second nature, flossing is one of the first things that many people overlook. But flossing your teeth at least once a day is just as important as brushing in maintaining a healthy smile. Flossing removes the bacteria trapped between teeth that leads to dental decay and damage. But it’s easy to break bad dental habits like this by keeping your floss next to your toothbrush and reminding yourself that this dental care duo work together to clean your teeth.

2. Getting Aggressive with Your Brushing

Choosing a hard-bristled toothbrush and brushing your teeth too aggressively are two of the most common bad dental habits. Both of these harmful habits can do permanent damage to your tooth enamel and gums. Want to know how to cure bad dental habits like these? Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and use a gentle, circular motion every time you brush your teeth.

3. Using the Same Toothbrush for Too Long

After about three months, toothbrushes become ineffective and the bristles start to hold onto bacteria that can cause infection. That’s why dentists advise replacing your toothbrush every three to four months, as well as after you’ve been sick.

4. Brushing Before It’s Best

Something that few people realize is that brushing their teeth too soon after eating acidic foods and beverages can erode their tooth enamel. Because brushing your teeth is considered a good dental care habit, this is rarely mentioned when discussing how to cure bad dental habits. But items like wine, sodas, sports drinks, tomatoes, and citrus fruit are very acidic. Brushing immediately after consuming them presses the acid into your teeth, rather than removing it. Instead of brushing, just rinse your mouth with water after enjoying acidic items and wait about 30 minutes before brushing.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, 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 Mount Dora.

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