From filling cavities to placing porcelain crowns, the dentists at Allen Park Dental Care fix a lot of teeth. A certain amount of tooth decay or damage is to be expected, of course. But some of it can be prevented or minimized, too. So for a healthier smile, we tell our patients they should stop the following:
Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or damaged bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are immensely 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, now and again they win, resulting in a chipped tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is enough. It isn’t! After brushing your teeth, a conscientious flossing job removes fragments of food and plaque your brush cannot get.
Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the best tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.
Delaying dental checkups.
Don’t wait until something hurts. We like to see our patients every six months for a thorough cleaning and checkup.
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