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 uncommonly efficient at eroding enamel.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite strong. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, sometimes they win, resulting in a cracked tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is sufficient. Following brushing with a careful flossing job cleans away bits of food and plaque between teeth.
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.
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