Many people do not suspect that there are devastating habits that are gradually destroying your teeth.
1/ Brushing immediately after eating
We were all taught to brushing our teeth after meals to prevent decay as well as oral diseases. This seems to be a good habit to keep your teeth healthy, but not in reality. Today, science has proven, brushing right after eating is one of the mistakes that causes the teeth to be compromised.
According to the dental specialists, we should not brush your teeth immediately after eating or drinking because that is the most vulnerable time for our teeth. Acids in food and beverage will soften the enamel, so brushing your teeth will harm and increase the risk of weakening your teeth.
Also, while eating, the oral cavity will secreting saliva to digest food. Saliva cleans leftovers food in the mouth, which makes the oral cavity breathable and clean.
Without saliva, excess food is difficult to digest, therefore creating more plaque, causing foul mouth, and creates an siutable environment for tooth decay development.
Therefore, if we brush our teeth immediately after eating, that will unintentionally lose the amount of saliva that is likely to get risk the tooth decay.
So, wait at least 1-meal-time after the meal is finished, then brushing your teeth.
2/ Excessive brushing
Brushing your teeth 2 times a day (in the morning and evening) is enough. Many people hit more than the number of times that are advised every day – especially after a big meal.
Many people say that many teeth brushing will limit the maximum of the bacteria that proliferate in the mouth. However, brushing too many times a day can lead to scratched, sensitive teeth.
3/Wet brush before brushing your teeth
There are so many people have the habit of embedding brushes into the water before brushing teeth. When you dip the brush into the water, the chemicals in the toothpaste will dissolve into the water and their effect decreases completely. So remember to keep the brush dry before brushing your teeth, and it should be noted that you should not rinse your mouth too thoroughly after brushing your teeth.
4/ Brushing too hard
It seems that most of us just think that brushing teeth hard will kill the bacteria on their teeth. But not everyone know that doing so, our enamel or gums will get hurt.
5/ Use a hard bristle brush
The thought that hard toothbrush is better is completely misconceptions. The enamel that protect the root is more prone to break than normal one. A brush with too stiff hair can hurt and lead to sensitive teeth condition.
Especially with the elderly, the gums are slumed and the teeth exposed often increase the teeth’s sensitivity, so they need to use soft hair brushes.
Imagine that tooth enamel is a crystal and iced water is also a crystal. When you smash two crystals together, there has to be be a broken tablet. And that’s exactly what happens when you chew the ice.
Most times the ice will burst, however there will be a possibility that the enamel or a part of teeth will be broken. So keep our teeth out of chewing ice when possible.
The brittleness and cold temperatures of the ice can actually be broken teeth. They can cause small cracks in the surface of the enamel, and over time can lead to massive damage to the tooth.
Use a slate or drink the cooled beverage instead of being in common with the stone. At the same time practice the habit of using the suction to no longer be attracted to the stones.
8/ Eating too much acidic
Acidic foods will tear down the protective layer outside the tooth, and that it will never reproduce. When you lose your tooth protection, you will always feel hurt when eating hot and cold food.
Some acidic foods that can corrode tooth enamel if used regularly are soda, orange juice, wine, drinking water… Dentists also recommend that when drinking acidic beverages, to limit the maximum acidity of contact with the tooth, you should use suction tube.
Even with fruits, they have very high acidity and sugar, which is extremely harmful to the tooth. Bacteria in the mouth live due to sugar and they exhaust the acid causing the wear.
Let’s eat fruits from the given moment to minimize unwanted side effects. Drinking water and eating foods that are neutral like cheese is also a way to lessen the adverse effect of the fruit for the tooth.
9/ Use teeth as a tool
Sometimes, we use teeth to do small things such as clothing, open BIM packages, open the nails or pull the handles to the clock,… These habits cause severe damage to the tooth.
Teeth are born to eat chewing rather than as a substitute animal when you are not hands free. When using teeth for other purposes, you’re putting yourself in danger.
We can get a cracked tooth, trauma to the jaw, or even be able to accidentally swallow those items.