Mar 29 2017
How To Wreck Your Smile in 4 Easy Steps!
This week we thought we would add a little humor to our informative blog by telling you what to do, rather than what not to do… to effectively wreck your smile.
Step 1: CHEW ON ICE.
Chewing on ice a big no-no. It can cause small fractures in your teeth. So small you may not be able to see them. Over time, these tiny fractures will weaken your teeth, increasing the possibility of cracking or even breaking those teeth, resulting in the need for corrective dentistry. This is one bad habit you need to break.
Step 2: BITE YOUR NAILS.
Speaking of bad habits…chewing on your nails is one of the worst. Not only is biting your nails very unhygienic, especially considering the amount of bacteria that you touch in any given day, but it also destroys your beautiful manicure. The worst part, is that biting your nails can also result in chipped and broken teeth.
Step 3: USE YOUR TEETH AS TOOLS.
You know you’ve done it…that stubborn bag of M&M’s, that travel size Advil…yes, we are talking about tearing things open with your teeth. Even worse than that is opening a bottle with your teeth! These things can very easily chip or break your teeth as well. Teeth are made for chewing and smiling, not as a pair of scissors.
Step 4: PIERCE YOUR LIP OR TONGUE.
A lip piercing can look super cool, but these rings can actually cause trauma to the gums. The inner portion of the ring can rub against the gums causing recession. As for tongue piercings, they can click and clack against the teeth while you talk, chew, or even as you sleep. This kind of impact can fracture and break teeth over time.