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    Habits That Damage the Teeth

    toothbrush2-300x300Drinking both red and white wine contains acids and substances that corrode tooth enamel. Other compounds will lead to the staining of teeth.

    Key takeaways:

    • Cough drops are laden with sugars which may encourage plaque buildup and growth of bacteria that leads to cavities.
    •       Piercings in the mouth or the tongue will raise the risk of infection and sores. Biting down on the metal studs may cause cracked teeth and damage to the gums.
    • Teeth grinding caused by stress or poor sleeping habits damages the teeth. Using a mouth guard could help prevent damage to the teeth.

    For example, there are only 10 more grams of sugar in orange soda than in orange juice. Fruits are naturally sweet, so look for juice that has no added sugar. You can also reduce the sugar content by diluting juice with some water.

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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.