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Do you want a strong and healthy smile? If so, you need to do all you can to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. One thing you can do is avoid the work habits that can harm your smile and negatively affect your oral health. That’s right—there are little habits at work that affect your mouth in more ways than you might realize. To help you avoid them, our dentists, Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem and Dr. Juan Quintero, are happy to tell you all about them. Those bad work habits are:

-Chewing on your nails and other hard objects: As you chew on hard objects, like your nails, pens, pencils and ice, then you apply unnatural pressure to the teeth. This can create fractures in the tooth enamel. As time passes and as you continue to apply that pressure, the fracture can get bigger and more dangerous. Please avoid chewing on hard objects.

-Not drinking enough water: Water can wash your mouth from bacteria and other dangerous substances, which is why it’s best to sip on water throughout the day. This can help you wash your mouth and prevent dental issues as well as avoid dry mouth and bad breath.

-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.

To learn more about bad smile habits in Homestead, Florida, please reach out to our dental team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is contact American Dental Center Homestead today at 305-247-8823 and we will be thrilled to give you the answers, information and details you need.