Wednesday, September 3, 2014

These Bad Habits Can Destroy Your Teeth!

I came across this informational write-up today while web surfing.  There are things listed here that you may find surprising.  I know I did.  Some of these habits are obvious, some not so obvious. All are habits you might want to break in the interest of preserving your oral health. Enjoy!

  • Grinding your teeth - (a habit that many people don't even realize they have)
  • Chewing Ice
  • Eating cough drops or other hard candy
  • Smoking -(Hard on tooth enamel and gums!)
  • Chewing on a pencil (the metal binder at the top)
  • Eating Sunflower Seeds 
  • Drinking soda 
  • Opening things with your teeth
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Bulemia or Anorexia (Has a similar effect to Meth use)
  • Meth Usage (A condition known as meth-mouth....Look that up!  It's not pretty) 
  • Potato Chips (salt and fat stick to your teeth and can cause bacteria to grow)
  • Tongue piercing
  • Sports injury
  • Gummy Candy
  • Fruit Juices 
  • Munching on Raisins (Raisins can cause cavities) 
Keep Smiling! 

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