Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or damaged dental bridges may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are unusually efficient at eroding enamel.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite strong. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, every so often they win, resulting in a broken tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is enough. Following brushing with a careful flossing job removes bits of food and plaque between teeth.
Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the best suited tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.
Delaying general dentistry checkups.
Don’t wait until you have a problem. Call 215-368-1424 to book an intensive exam and the best deep dental cleaning you can get anywhere. Our superb hygienists really are the best!
Dr. Kevin Bass and Dr. Lawrence Black have been providing trusted general and cosmetic dentistry in the Lansdale area since 1989. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, call 215-368-1424 to schedule an appointment.