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5 Dangerous Dental Habits Hurting your Health

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Have you been having dental problems or simply want to protect the health of your smile? Then, you need to be aware of dental habits that are harmful, rather than helpful.

  1. The Consequence of Carbonated Beverages

When it comes to bad dental habits, drinking fizzy and bubbly beverages is right at the top of the list. See, these drinks are extremely acidic and can erode your delicate tooth enamel. And since most sodas are filled with sugar, they have the not-so-sweet effect of causing cavities. Try to avoid these drinks or limit your intake. If you have an occasional carbonated beverage, try to drink it through a straw to reduce contact with the teeth and make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly afterward.

  1. The Battle of Bruxism

Have you developed the bad dental habits of teeth grinding or jaw clenching? This is actually a disorder called bruxism and it can cause major dental care problems, tooth loss, serious jaw pain, facial soreness, tooth sensitivity, and headaches. For advice on how to cure bad dental habits like grinding and clenching, ask your dentist which treatment options are right for you.

  1. The Backlash of Bad Brushing

Most people think that the harder they brush, the cleaner their teeth. But using too much pressure when brushing or using a hard-bristled toothbrush can do significant damage to the delicate tooth enamel and cause severe tooth sensitivity. To avoid the dental care risks, brush gently yet thoroughly with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

  1. The Trouble of Tobacco

Tobacco is never a good choice and it’s bad in more ways than you think. Using tobacco is not only one of the bad dental habits since it stains your teeth, but it’s also one of worst health habits because it can lead to cancer. If you use tobacco and value your health, stop as soon as possible.

  1. The Bane of Bad Breath

Most people associate bad breath with hygiene instead of health, As a result, it may be mentioned when discussing how to cure bad dental habits, but people focus on the cure of simply brushing more often or using mouthwash to prevent bad odor. While those solutions are rather helpful, it’s important to realize that bad breath can be a warning sign of a major medical condition, such as heart disease, liver disease, or uncontrolled diabetes. If bad breath doesn’t subside once you’re practicing better dental care, talk to your dentist about possible problems.

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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