3 Bad Dental Health Habits you can Easily Change
Are you worried about your dental health? There are many bad dental health habits you can easily fall into! A dentist from the Tender Care Dental team is here to help you regain control of your dental hygiene. With our regular check-up appointments and personalized advice, you will have healthier gums in no time.
We know that making time for appointments can be difficult! Because of this, we offer complete flexibility; we’re often on weekday evenings and be on hand in the case of an emergency! Your bad dental health will only improve if you make the time necessary to do so. Before you book in for your check-up appointment, start progress towards changing your bad habits!
3 Bad Dental Health Habits You Can Easily Change
Hard Bristled Brush
It is often the case that our patients are using a hard toothbrush, as they believe this will clean their teeth more thoroughly. This isn’t true! Using a firmer toothbrush will only push back your gums, which will more than likely making your teeth more sensitive. Make sure you are aware of what kind of brush you’re using and get clued up on how that can affect your dental health.
Using your Teeth to Open Things
Another habit people often fall into is using their teeth as tools. It is common for people to use teeth to open things, take off bottle caps, take a tag off of clothing etc. Doing this a couple of times is alright but don’t do it regularly! Using your teeth for these reasons can potentially cause trauma and cause the tooth to weaken. If you find yourself doing this all the time, be aware of the effect it could be having on your mouth.
Grinding teeth is very common, it can happen while asleep or during the day and can be triggered by a number of different things for example; anxiety and stress. Often people that grind their teeth are unaware they are doing it! If you have tried to remedy your teeth grinding and have been unable to, it is important to make an appointment with your dentist.
At Tender Care Dental we like to make sure our patients are given the latest advice and information when it comes to their dental care. Our advice varies week to week! Take a look at our last post to learn more about what to avoid if you’re cautious of staining your teeth.