You might be doing a lot of wonderful things for your oral health. You might be brushing as we instruct you to do, you may be flossing, and you might even be thoughtful throughout the day regarding little details to promote healthy teeth and gums. However, that doesn’t mean you’re not accidentally participating in some particular actions that can end up damaging your teeth. To help you uncover these mysterious problems (and similar issues), we offer up a couple things to consider, so your smile remains that much safer.
#1: You Eat The Ice In Your Soda
This is a double whammy! First things first, if you’re drinking soda (with sugar or the diet version), you’re exposing your smile to acid. This acidic beverage is no good for your oral health because it will soften and wear your enamel away over time. On top of that, if you’re then chewing on the ice remaining in the cup, you’re physically eroding your teeth and are encouraging chips and cracks.
#2: You Drink Or Eat After Your Nightly Brushing
Hooray for you if you brush your teeth every night as we suggest. This is essential to protecting your oral health and ensures your regenerative sleep time is beneficial for your smile, too. However, if you’re drinking or eating anything other than water after your nightly brushing and before you get into bed, you’re setting yourself up for a smile that develops decay. Once clean, leave those teeth clean, so bacteria don’t have a field day while you’re sleeping.
Learn About Great Habits During Checkups
Come in for your dental checkups with us and go home with a healthy smile and suggestions for best practices. Schedule an appointment with your Keller, TX dentist at Brent Cornelius, DDS by calling 817-431-4200 today. We proudly welcome patients from Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.