Surprising Ways That You Are Runing Your Teeth

Surprising Ways That You Are Runing Your Teeth

Our Oakland Area Cosmetic Dentists Share Tips To Help Save Your Teeth

We all know that it is important to brush and floss at least twice a day – however there are aspects of the every day oral hygiene routines that may be actually causing your more harm that good. Our cosmetic dentists share the DOs and DON’Ts of protecting your teeth.

Problem 1: Your Tooth Brush
Shocking, but your tooth brush may be the perpetrator of some of your dental problems if you aren’t using the right kind. DON’T use a hard bristled brush, we always recommend that you DO use a soft bristled tooth brush. DON’T brush in hard, horizontal strokes as this will damage the delicate gum tissues and wear away enamel. Instead, DO brush in soft small circles to clean your teeth.

Problem 2: Too Much Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is generally a safe way to brighten your smile, especially when performed by a professional. However, the problem arises when whitening is done too often. Frequent teeth whitening can lead to tooth sensitivity and even a smile that is too white. If you are curious about professional teeth whitening, read more about the treatments that we offer at our Oakland dental office here.

Problem 3: Using Your Teeth As A Tool
We’ve all done it – can’t open something with your hands? Scissors too far away? Many of us will use our teeth as an aide to open packaging, this is major DON’T! This could cause broken teeth, damage to dental work and injuries to the gums and other soft tissues.

Problem 4: Chewing Ice Cubes & Hard Candy
Any time you chomp into something hard, you are putting your teeth at risk. Over time this will chip away protective enamel, and lead to more dental problems later.

Nix Bad Habits For A Healthy Smile

We are all guilty of some of the above from time to time. Our hope is that we were able to enlighten you a bit so you can correct bad habits before any serious damage happens! If you have any questions please contact us at our Oakland, CA office today, and one of our team members will work with you to schedule and appointment with one of our general or cosmetic dentists!

Joyce Tse, D.D.S. | Tiffany Tse, D,M.D., M.S. | Eric Cheung, D.D.S. | Nelson Wong, D.D.S. | Semi Lim, D.M.D.
  • Dragon Dental Group - 1808 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: 510-268-1727 Fax: 510-268-3573

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