A smile can win a thousand hearts. True indeed! But in order to have a pleasing smile to win the hearts of our loved ones, what’s more, important is to have beautiful and white teeth. While most of us take full care that nothing hampers with our oral health, there are some things that we may be doing intentionally or unintentionally that are harming our teeth. Here are the 8 things that may be harming your teeth.
Using your old brush
Brushing too hard
Some of you probably think that if brush hard it can remove bacteria and stain. Well, his habit of yours is actually hurting your enamel and gums. It makes the gums weaker and exposes the root of your tooth that can cause to sensitivity.
Brushing right after eating
Eating too much sugar
Sugar is one of the biggest harmful things of damaged teeth and gums. It causes bacteria that produce acids and if this stays longer in your mouth, the acid will start acting on your tooth enamel leading to serious oral issues.
You must know that tobacco is the biggest reason of tooth decay. Chewing tobacco is, in fact, worse than smoking. It cuts blood supply to the gums and if it increases this can even lead to oral cancer.
Opening packets or bottles?
Some of you probably use your teeth to open bottles packets, tear off tags from the clothes. This is extremely harmful to your teeth and gums both. Teeth are just for chewing food, not to be used as a tool.