Ways You Can Ruin Your Teeth

Ways You Can Ruin Your TeethThe enamel that covers each tooth and protects the vulnerable interior is one of the hardest parts of the body.  Those that neglect their oral care with years of misuse and neglect may eventually damage their teeth, dramatically affecting their oral health and the appearance of their smile.  Here is a look at just a few of the common ways in which an individual can ruin their teeth as well as the importance of scheduling regular appointments with our Northridge dental cleaning specialist to remove harmful substances from the mouth.

The easiest way to begin damaging a tooth is to avoid brushing, flossing, or the use of mouth wash.  These simple steps should be carried out every single day, preferably between a half hour and an hour after eating each meal.  These basic oral hygiene habits should also include biannual checkups that include inspections, teeth cleaning, and any restorative treatments that may be required.

Using one’s teeth for anything that is not chewing can also damage the teeth.  Those that use their teeth to rip open bags or take off bottle caps will have a very high likelihood of chips and fractures.  Drinking soda, consuming sports drinks, failing to wear safety gear, and grinding teeth will also increase the chances of staining and tooth decay.

Our Northridge cosmetic dentist is ready to help you rebuild your smile, no matter the amount of damage that has begun to take place. Give our office a call to schedule your next appointment and get started on the path of restoring both your smile and your confidence today.

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