Your smile is important. But all the brushing and flossing in the world won’t help if other acts are reversing the hard work you’ve done for a pearly white smile. Are you damaging yours with any of these three habits?

Overdoing It With Toothpicks

Ah, the toothpick. It’s a great way to the pass time and clean up your smile after a delicious meal. However, if your poking and prodding become too aggressive, you could be causing bleeding and tissue damage.

Rise-and-Shine Energy Drink

You wake up, ready to take on the day. But first, you pop open an energy drink. That sweet, fizzy kickstart to your morning can be a real downer for your teeth. The acidic nature of the drink can damage your gum line and tooth enamel. And let’s not forget the sugar. In addition to causing cavities, the quick boost it provides can leave you in a slump once it’s worn off.

Using Tobacco Products

We all know the dangers of tobacco, but they’re worth repeating. Tobacco use causes teeth staining, issues with healing after procedures, and cancer. In fact, smoking causes over 480,000 deaths in America every year and today more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking.

If you want to reclaim your oral health, we’re happy to help. Call us today to book an appointment and we can get you on the way to a brighter, healthier smile.