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    15 Habits You Should Avoid If You Want Healthy Teeth, According To Dentists

    Healthy woman teeth and a dentist mouth mirror

    You know very well that failing to brush the teeth causes bad oral health. However, there other ways you could damage the teeth. Look out for unhealthy habits.

    Key takeaways:

    Avoid chewing on ice, which is likened to chewing on rocks and may cause teeth chips or cracks.

    Avoid drinking sports drinks as they contain acidic, chemical additives and sugars that cause dental health problems.

    • Brushing immediately after meals could cause teeth problems. Highly acidic foods weaken tooth enamel hence brushing immediately easily wears out enamel. Wait for at least 45 minutes.

    “Saliva is our body’s own best defense against cavities, so anything you can do to increase saliva production, especially after a meal, can help protect teeth,” says Dr. Schwartz.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.