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7 dental taboos you should be aware of

7 dental taboos you should be aware of What you should not do with your teeth (photo: Freepik)

Taking care of dental health is an important process. However, many people may be doing things that are bad for their mouths and not even know it, according to Eat This, Not That!

Dentist Michael Way told us what exactly you don't need to do to keep your oral cavity in good condition.

Brush your teeth immediately after acidic food

Often people brush their teeth every time after eating or drinking something. However, this should not be done. So you will not give your teeth any advantages, but instead, you will only weaken the tooth enamel.

Do not brush your teeth at all

You need to brush your teeth every day. The dentist says that ideally, you should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each, using a soft-bristled toothbrush.

If you don't do this often enough, it will lead not only to caries but also to gum disease.

Chewing hard objects

People often chew the ends of pencils to distract themselves, but this habit can harm your teeth.

The habit of constantly chewing something hard can lead to fillings "flying out" or even breaking a tooth if it already has small cracks.

Use teeth to open packages

Often people succumb to this bad habit, but using your teeth to open packages or even bottles is not a good idea.

All because the teeth can be badly damaged.

Hard toothbrushes

Michael Wei pointed out that you should not buy toothbrushes with hard bristles. All because they strongly wear the enamel on the teeth.

The doctor advises to choose brushes with soft bristles.

Ignoring dental floss

Dr. Wei warns that refusing to use dental floss provokes the accumulation of dental plaque.

Flossing helps to clean hard-to-reach areas of the teeth, which, in turn, reduces caries and gum disease. Therefore, you should brush your teeth with floss once a day.

Ignoring routine examinations at the dentist

Regular dental checkups with your dentist are critical to your overall health and well-being.

Exams can also help detect and prevent potential dental problems.

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