Everyone takes care of their teeth every day, but sometimes it can help to go that extra mile to prevent your teeth from any unnecessary harm. While they might feel strong, there’s plenty that can cause your teeth issues if you’re careless with them, and you’ll have to visit a dentist to help deal with that. So what kind of damage can you expect from carelessness? Well, your teeth are at risk of chipping, cracking, rotting, or even moving. With that said, that’s only if you’re not aware of the causes – it’s easy to take care of your teeth properly once you know how, but it’s about going above and beyond.

Your brushing

Everyone knows your dentist will recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, but it’s important to make sure you’re doing it right. It should take you some time, and you should make sure you aren’t being too rough when you do it. Even if you feel like it’s a necessary force to reach everywhere, you put the health of your gums at risk. Your gums are just as important as your teeth, and they should get a similar amount of care as your teeth. If your gums are unhealthy, you put yourself at risk of gum disease, and that’s something you’ll want to avoid. 

Make sure you’re careful when brushing your teeth, and remember that you should be brushing your gums too.

Eating patterns

We all know that food plays a huge role in the decay of your teeth, but you should know that frequency of your eating is a part of that too. It’s not just what you eat, but it’s how often you eat. If you find yourself eating more than the regular three times a day, you’re putting the health of your teeth at risk. It’s giving your teeth more opportunities to decay, and you’ll find that the health of your teeth and gums will decline faster. If you limit your meals, your teeth are going to be much healthier. It’s recommended that you stick to eating three meals a day or less, even if you split your meals up into smaller portions throughout the day.

How you treat your teeth

Even if you feel like your teeth are indestructible, you can still damage them throughout the day with bad habits. One of the main habits that cause teeth to become out of place is chewing on things that you shouldn’t. Chewing is a very common habit that people tend to do when they’re either bored or nervous, and it can be very harmful to your teeth. You should try your best to break out of that habit when you find yourself chewing on something that’s too hard for your teeth.

Nearly every dentist will highly recommend that you avoid chewing on things that aren’t your food, and even then being cautious with harder foods.

Some people when under stress tend to tense their jaw, resulting in their teeth becoming under a lot of pressure. Just like chewing, putting your teeth under unnecessary pressure can cause them to either become damaged or move by force. It can take a lot of time and money to correct that kind of damage – and you should stop yourself whenever you notice it happening.

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