5 Habits That Were Damaging Your Teeth And You Didn’t Even Know

Let’s go back to our childhood when our parents used to tell us to brush our teeth for 5 minutes twice a day. Oral hygiene has always been a matter of concern. And it’s not just about our hatred for visiting our dentists. But also the pain of losing real enamel. Since childhood, we have got limited candies to eat. And the major reason for this was the damage it could do to our teeth. We have always been so concerned about our oral cavity. But, we still have got cavities several times. The major reason for this is that we aren’t even aware of the things that cause cavities. In this article, we will mention all the everyday habits that cause harm to our teeth and still never get blamed for the same.


Habits that Damage your Teeth

1. Smoking Habit

The main culprit for poor oral health in adults is the Tobacco in cigarettes. Tobacco is known to cause staining of teeth, tooth decay, bad breath, and even mouth cancer. So, quit the smoke to get rid of oral issues.

2. Drinking Fruit Juices and Coffee

Fruit juices sound like a healthy breakfast option but in reality, it is just another substance to corrode your enamel. The sugar content in juices acts as an agent to cause tooth decay. Adding to this, coffee, another popular drink, is known to cause discoloration of teeth. Try replacing these beverages with water, black tea, or green tea and get a thank you from your teeth.

3. Cough drops

Did you expect this to come on the list? No? Well, surprisingly, cough drops are loaded with sugar. And this sugar reacts with molars to form plague and later on leads to corrosion of enamel. So, brush after consuming cough drops. Also, restrict its use

Also, read Five Tips for White Teeth: Say Hello To Pearly White Teeth!

4. Habit of Biting Nails

No, this doesn’t end in childhood. Some adults are addicted to this habit of biting nails. It does not just leave your nails looking ugly but can make your incisors chipped and place your jaw in an unnatural position.

5. Tongue or Lip Piercings

Piercings look cool and trendy but are an enemy to your oral health. Tongue piercings can leave cause discoloration of your pearly whites. Whereas lip piercings are the worst for your gums.

6. Using Canines To Rip Packets

Are you someone who opens their beer bottle using their jaw? If yes, you are risking your teeth breaking and forming cracks. Opening chip packets with teeth also increases the probability of teeth damage.


7. Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard

Never thought brushing to be bad for your oral cavity? Too much of anything is bad. Try using brushes with soft bristles to save your fangs and gum from ripping off.

These are some of our daily habits that go unnoticed but leave a huge effect on our teeth. Ditch these habits to get a better set of teeth. In addition, brush your tines twice a day, make flossing a habit, eat a balanced meal, and don’t forget to drink enough water.

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Tarishi Aggarwal
Ph.D. in Dental Science, Tarishi is well known for his works in the health sector. Reach out at [email protected]