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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
March 10, 2016
Category: Oral Health

Don't Cause A Tooth Problem!everyday day things that can cause a tooth problem

There are lots of things you need to do everyday  in order to keep your mouth healthy.  By doing that you prevent a tooth problem.  But can you overdo things trying to be healthy and cause that tooth problem. Or do you have an unhealthy habit?  Let's take a look at some common at home dental care issues.

Do you use too much mouthwash?  Who doesn't want fresh breath?  But if you are taking a  mouthfull of mouthwash multiple times a day it could cause a dental problem.  Many products are high in alcohol and have a certain acid content.  Limit yourself to once or twice a day.

Do you eat too many acidic foods?  Certain juices, vegatables and fruits are acid rich.  Some of those include citrus fruits and tomatoes.  They can leave an acid coating on your teeth.  They may be health foods but in large amounts can hurt your teeth.  Cut that acid with some milk or a piece of cheese.  That can protect your enamel.                                                         .

Do you use tooth whiteners?  Heavy use of tooth whiteners either professional or OTC can cause some temporary tooth sensitivity.  If this is true for you then take a break from the whitener and let your teeth recover for a day or two.  The sensitivity should go away.

Do you brush your teeth too hard?  We see this problem regularly.  People either brush too hard or don't use a soft bristle brush.  This wears through the outer layer of the tooth usually causing temperature sensitivity.  Like we say, dont hurry, don't rush, do it right, when you brush.

Do you chew on ice or hard candy?  Chewing on hard objects can seriously damage your teeth.  Repeated abuse can cause tooth cracks and fracture, even tooth loss.  Don't be abusive to your teeth.

Do you grind or clinch your teeth?  Your tooth enamel is exceeding strong but you can overcome it by constantly grinding or clinching your teeth.  Get a mouth guard of some type to prevent the serious wear and tear.

Be good to your mouth.  Eat healthy foods, brush and floss daily and see your dentist regularly.  Your teeth will certainly appreciate it.

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