Habits That Can Hurt Your Teeth

We all have habits. Some are great, like brushing and flossing everyday; some are not so great, like smoking and drinking beverages that contain sugar and starches. Those bad habits are obviously detrimental to your teeth as smoking stains your teeth. As your Sea Ranch Lakes Dentist we wanted to point out a few other innocuous habits that can cause permanent damage:

Chewing on Pens – Continually chewing on hard objects can wear down the enamel on your teeth, by chipping and breaking, which can lead to future problems

Tooth Grinding– While most people cannot control their unconscious habit of grinding; this can abrade teeth and can lead to Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD).

Chewing Ice – The habit of chewing ice is also common. This behavior can lead to enamel wear, chipped and broken teeth, as well as injury to your tongue and cheeks.

If you are curious if any of your other oral habits could be harming your teeth, schedule an appointment with Drs. Abraham and Thomas today. They will be able to answer any of your questions, and provide YOU with a superior dental experience.