Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or broken bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are unusually efficient at damaging enamel.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite hard. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, from time to time they win, resulting in a cracked tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is enough. Following brushing with a conscientious flossing job gets rid of particles of food and plaque between teeth.
Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the best suited tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.
Delaying dental checkups.
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Dr. Stephen Ratcliff has been providing premium dental care in Arlington area since 1990. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, call 817-274-7875 to schedule an appointment.
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909 W Mitchell St