What habits should I avoid to protect my teeth?
Dental exams and professional cleanings are helpful in maintaining the health of your smile. What you do at home can also play a big part in your overall oral health. Certain lifestyle habits cause unnecessary stress on your teeth.
Avoid These Habits
- Chewing ice
- Nail biting
- Nightly clenching or grinding
- Using your teeth as tools
Your diet and lifestyle habits can also contribute to decay, periodontal disease, and a dark or yellow smile.
Foods & Drinks That Cause Yellow Teeth
- Drinking soda (even diet soda)
- Starchy or sugary foods
By eating a healthy diet and staying properly hydrated, you are giving your overall health a boost – that includes your teeth and gums! Certain medications, cancer treatments, and medical conditions may make it harder for you to have great oral health. When you come to our Arcadia, CA dental office, we can discuss personalized lifestyle adjustments to protect your teeth and gums.
Periodontal conditions can contribute to systemic illnesses such as low-birthweight babies, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, erectile dysfunction, Alzheimer's disease, and respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia, COPD, and bronchitis.
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Our office features a comprehensive approach to your health. We believe in addressing the cause of the problem – not just treating the symptoms! If you have more questions regarding what you can do to help protect your teeth, don't hesitate to contact us and schedule an appointment.
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