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    Avoid These Habits That Damage Teeth

    teeth men health  smileYour 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.

    Key takeaways:

    • 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.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.menshealth.com/health/habits-you-should-avoid-for-healthy-teeth

    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.

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