You're going to need your teeth your entire life. So, it's in your best interest to take care of them whenever it's possible. Here are some of the ways you might be causing damage to your teeth unintentionally.
Tartar is a mixture of proteins and leftovers from food that turned into a sticky film that is found on your teeth. If you feel your teeth with your tongue if it's not smooth and you feel some kind of resistance chances are that's Tartar buildup. Foods that are rich in calcium and magnesium, like many green vegetables, only cause more Tartar to build up in your mouth. As a result, it's a good idea to brush shortly after meals that contain them.
Leaving your jaw clenched for any significant length of time is a good way to end up having a lot of jaw pain or even a throbbing headache since the muscles you use to choose in your mouth are the same muscles that are in your forehead.
Many people swear by not drinking tap water claiming that it's less healthy. One thing to keep in mind when you're drinking water instead of tap water is that you're not getting any fluoride. It's normal for our tap water to be fortified with fluoride because it is a key nutrient for preventing cavities that isn't easily found in most people's diets.
Using mouthwash is good idea, but using alcohol-based mouthwashes can leave your mouth drier than usual which can result in an environment ideal for bacterial growth. While using mouthwash is a good idea, either switch to a mouthwash that isn't alcohol based for rinse your mouth after using alcohol based mouthwash to avert the problem.
While you frequently will see more plaque coming away when you brush hard, you also run the risk of brushing off some of the enamel that protects your teeth. Additionally, you can cause gum damage if you brush too hard near the edges of your gums. Ultimately, this would cause your gums to recede and expose the root of the tooth. This is dangerous because the root is much softer than the tooth itself and can be worn away over time leading to you needing a root canal or more.
Foods that are highly acidic in foods that have a lot of sugar in them can cause a great deal of harm to your teeth if you're not frequently rinsing your mouth. The easiest solution to this is to just drink more water with your meals. This will help wash away any residual sugar or acidic remnants.
It's very important that he placed the white strips on your teeth and make sure that none of the strip is touching your gums. The chemicals in the white strip can irritate your gums and ultimately cause their recession.
There's bad news if you're somebody who habitually choose pen caps, ice, or their nails. It's likely that you are causing damage to your teeth, which can end up requiring you to need a root canal. Every time you chew on something that isn't food you're wearing off some of the enamel on your teeth that is there for their protection. If you wear too much of it off you can end up exposing your teeth to bacteria.
If you're walking through grocery stores not uncommon to find many different to space that that boasts the ability to whiten your teeth while you brush. You may end up having whiter teeth, but the toothpaste can also cause irritation to your gums resulting in them receding.