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Habits to avoid for a healthy tooth.

As humans, we are regularly developing habits throughout our lifetime, and they aren’t aware of it. Some habits are quite common, and a lot of them are formed unintentionally. Many times we develop habits that aren’t good for us without being aware of them. Here are some habits we should avoid for healthy teeth.

1. Brushing Harshly

Scouring your chompers with harsh strokes can leave them hurting instead of being clean and healthy. Rough handling can wear down tooth enamel and irritate the gums, which can end up receding the gums.

2. Clenching and Grinding

If you are constantly clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth (awake or asleep), it can damage your teeth and jaw. This habit is called bruxism, and it often arises from unrelieved stress. It wears down enamel leaving teeth and making them vulnerable to decay. You may also find yourself with painful jaw or joint pain, or even fractured or chipped teeth

3. Biting Your Nails

If you are always biting your nails, your oral health will pay the price. Not only are you spreading harmful bacteria that hang out under your nails, but biting non-edible items like fingernails can crack, fracture, or chip your teeth, and even hurt your jaw.

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Brushing Harshly


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