Your dentist will ask you not to engage in some of these habits that may cause enamel erosion, decay, and chipped teeth. Using teeth as tools — and eating lots of sweets — are two of the worst habits.
- Avoid chewing on ice since it may lead to cracking and chipping of teeth.
- Sports drinks are a big danger for your teeth owing to the fact they contain sugars, acids and chemical additives that corrode tooth enamel.
- Brushing too hard and brushing immediately after meals have the same effect on tooth enamel. Acids in food soften tooth enamel and brushing will easily erode enamel.
Dentists recommend that you get our teeth cleaned every six months—but many people skip it, which can lead to big problems down the line, says Dr. Schwartz.
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