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Dr. Lynh Pham and our dental team want you to have the best smile and oral health possible, which is why we encourage you to keep up on oral hygiene and visit our dentist regularly. Little did you know, you can do even more to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape, and one of those things is to avoid smile-harming habits.

The first habit to avoid is chewing on ice. This habit can damage your smile because the ice’s brittleness and cold temperature can fracture and break your teeth. The ice cubes create microscopic fractures in the tooth that you oftentimes don’t even notice. These fractures can turn into major cracks in the future.

The second habit to avoid is using your teeth as tools. This habit can damage your smile because the pressure can be a burden on your pearly whites. The pressure can traumatize the teeth and fracture them. When we say using teeth as tools, we mean using them to rip off tags from products and using them to open things, like a bag of chips, a package, or a container.

The third habit to avoid is grinding your teeth. This habit can damage your smile because the grinding wears down your teeth and also causes fractures. To avoid this habit and protect your teeth, it’s best to wear a mouthguard, avoid drinking coffee and use relaxation techniques.

If you stay away from these habits, there is a good chance you can maintain a strong and healthy smile in Ft. Worth, Texas. To learn more about the things that can help and break your smile, please don’t be afraid to contact Smiley Dental Camp Bowie by dialing 817.916.4343. When you call our office, our dental team will be more than happy to assist you and give you the information you need!