At Artistic Touch Dentistry, we encourage healthy oral care habits including twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, and biannual prophylaxis. The link between healthy teeth and gums and your overall wellness is well-documented in medical literature. While positive habits can support dental health, the following negative habits can cause long-term damage in some cases. If you do any of the following, resolve to stop in 2016!
- Chewing objects: Chewing pens, pencils, candy, fingernails, and even ice can wear down and erode your teeth over time. Try to stop these habits altogether, or opt for softer things to chew on if unsuccessful.
- Drinking sugary beverages: Drinks such as soda, sports drinks,...