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    Risky Habits That Ruin Your Teeth

    teeth health smile dentistHabits such as cigarette smoking are bad for the health of your teeth. Tobacco products are not good for dental health since they cause periodontal disease and increase the risk of oral cancer. Here are several more bad habits that can hurt teeth.

    Key takeaways:

    – Jaw clenching and teeth grinding are problems that pose serious dental health risks. Use of a mouth guard will protect teeth from damage.

    – Brushing too hard or too aggressively damages and wears off tooth enamel. Too-thin enamel is easily attacked by bacteria and is a cause of sensitivity.

    – Smoking is not good for dental health and is associated with tooth decay, teeth staining, bad breath, and gingivitis.

    How often do your fingernails end up in your mouth? You should stop this habit immediately because it can chip teeth and affect your jaw.

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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.