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Your dentists want you to have the top-notch smile you deserve, which is why they encourage you to care for your teeth and gums regularly. This is especially important while you’re completing your to-do lists at work because there are work habits that can harm your smile and negatively affect your oral health. It’s best to avoid those habits altogether, which are:

-Chewing on your nails and other hard objects: Chewing on your nails, pencils, pens and ice can apply unnatural pressure to the teeth and fracture the tooth enamel. The fracture might be small at first, but it can get bigger with time, cracking the entire tooth.

-Not drinking enough water: It’s important to sip on water throughout the day because the water can wash the mouth as you drink it. This can help you prevent dental issues as well as dry mouth and bad breath. So, make sure to sip on water regularly.

-Not chewing gum: If you chew gum, you increase the saliva flow in the mouth. The saliva then washes the bacteria from the teeth and gums. This can help you have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve, so make sure to chew sugar-free gum after every meal and snack.

For more information and details about bad smile habits in North Miami, Florida, please contact American Dental Center when you get the chance. All you need to do is dial 305-625-5400 and we will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to your phone call!