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Daily Habits That Can Cause Tooth Pain

Posted on 8/22/2022 by Jonathan J. Golab, DDS, PA
Daily Habits That Can Cause Tooth PainIt's possible to harm your teeth in various ways, but with regular visits to the dentist and hygienist and good dental hygiene, you should be able to avoid such concerns. Here is our list of daily habits that can damage your teeth.

Teeth and Sugar

Tooth decay directly results from sugar in your mouth for a long time. Acid-producing bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar. Then those acids chip away at your teeth's outer layer. Avoid sticky foods like jelly beans and other high-sugar confectionery. Dried fruit, such as raisins, is no better than fresh fruit in this situation. Instead, opt for a piece of fresh fruit.

Sucking Your Thumb

This may be an extremely significant problem common in young children in some cases. Sucking one's thumb might cause one's teeth to move or expand apart. Moreover, it may be tough for a youngster to break the habit hence the detrimental implications.

Lack of Water

It would be best to steer clear of sugary drinks like soda, sports drinks, and fruit juices to maintain healthy teeth. The best course of action is to drink plenty of water and rehydrate your body and mouth. When your mouth is dry, the cavity-causing bacteria have everything they need to thrive, which increases your risk of developing cavities. It's not necessary to purchase bottled water because the municipal water supply in many towns already includes fluoride, which can aid in the prevention of tooth decay.

Extreme Heavy Brushing

An excessive amount of brushing can wear away the enamel on your teeth, which is a barrier that protects them from harm. As a direct consequence of this, the development of cavities will be significantly facilitated. Also, the gums may begin to recede. You can ask our dentists or dental hygienist to illustrate and recommend the best alternative for cleaning your teeth.


If you smoke, you should think about the future challenges you are signing up for, specifically to your oral health and the general health risks associated with smoking. Moreover, there is a considerable increase in the likelihood that you may acquire mouth cancer.

Please take advantage of our dental clinic or give us a call to schedule a consultation with our dentist team for a healthy dental condition.
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