A New Smile Was the Best Investment of My Life

A New Smile Was the Best Investment of My Life

Seemingly Harmless Habits That Can Ruin Your Smile

Oscar Allen

To avoid having loose teeth, you'll want to make as many good habits as possible including the habit of brushing your teeth two to three times a day. However, there are some bad habits that can lead to your teeth becoming loose. Many of these habits are common, but still are disastrous to your teeth.

Opening Things

One of the most common and worst habits for your teeth is using them to open something. For example, you may have a packet of sauce that you want to rip open with your teeth, but doing so will just damage them and increase the risk that one of your teeth becomes loose. 

Chewing Ice

Chewing ice is a seemingly harmless habit that is very bad for your teeth. You might have a glass of water with ice in it and chew on some of the ice cubes without thinking about it. However, chewing on ice cubes will wear down your teeth and cause them to become loose. 

Biting Nails

Always trim your nails using only a nail clipper. Biting down your nails is a nervous habit that will wreck havoc on your teeth. If you only occasionally bite your nails, such as if a portion of your nail is dangling and you want to tear it off, you can still end up damaging your teeth. Your teeth should be used for food only.

Chewing Hard and Crunchy Food

Even with food, you should be careful what you chew. Eating hard, crunchy foods can be bad for your teeth. If you want to be extra careful, avoid these foods and instead eat food that is easy to chew. Your teeth are wonderful tools, but they should be used gently. 

Grinding

Sometimes its difficult to damage your teeth, such as if you grind your teeth at night. If this is the case, speak with your dentist. There may be a treatment that can cause you to not damage your teeth at night.

If you have a loose tooth, you might be tempted to wiggle it with your tongue. However, this is more likely to cause your tooth to fall out. Instead, you'll want to take a trip to your dentist as soon as possible to have any damage repaired. Not only will your dentist need to save your tooth, but you'll likely need a cosmetic restoration to make sure that your teeth look great. For more information, talk to cosmetic dentists like Angela M. Osborn, DDS.


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A New Smile Was the Best Investment of My Life

I grew up in a home with parents who did not insist on good dental hygiene. By the time I was old enough to know better, some damage had already been done. I had many cavities, crooked teeth, and some discoloration on my teeth. I knew it would not be easy to take my smile from where it was to where it is today, but I was determined to finally have nice teeth. I visited a dentist who was very nice and never judged me. We made a dental plan together. Spreading the procedures out over time made it much easier to afford them. I now have almost perfect teeth after all that hard work! I created this blog to help others who have dental problems that stem from bad childhood habits know there is hope! It is never too late to start seeing the dentist!