You would never run a red light on a busy street, or cross over a lane of orange construction cones. But Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego warns that you might be doing some everyday things that are bad for your oral health.
In this post, we’ll share some common habits that could be detrimental to the health of your teeth.
Crunching ice might be refreshing, but it can be harmful to the soft tissue inside your mouth. Once this tissue gets irritated, you’re more likely to get toothaches and have increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods.
Playing sports without mouth protection is a risk that no one should take. If there is a chance that a mouth injury could happen (and there is with most sports) then get to the nearest sporting goods store and buy a mouth guard or, better yet, ask us about a custom mouthguard.
Using teeth as tools is a bad idea. Every time your teeth come in contact with foreign objects there is potential for chipping and cracking.
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but they aren’t indestructable. Do everything you can to take care of yours! That includes regular checkups with Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Patients from Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill trust us with their smiles. Call our office for an appointment today!
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