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Do you want a strong and successful smile and oral health? If so, you should keep your teeth and gums in mind throughout the day. This means you need to clean and care for them regularly. Unfortunately, there are little school habits that can negatively affect your smile and promote dental issues. Our dentists, Dr. Sonny Afshar and Dr. Fara T. Afshar, encourage you to avoid those habits as much as possible. Those habits are:

-Chewing on your nails and other hard objects: Little did you know, the nervous habit of chewing on pens, pencils, your nails and ice can cause dental problems. In fact, it can crack the tooth enamel and eventually damage the entire tooth. It’s best to avoid this habit as much as possible.

-Not drinking enough water: If you drink water regularly, it can wash the bacteria and food particles from the teeth and gums. This can help you prevent dental issues, avoid dry mouth and even have better breath. So, try to sip on water throughout the day. This might be an easier task if you keep a water bottle with you.

-Not chewing gum: You increase your saliva production when you chew gum. This can help your teeth, gums and smile because saliva can wash away the bacteria, help you prevent dental issues and even neutralize the acids in the mouth. So, try to chew sugar-free gum after every meal and snack.

To learn more about bad smile habits in Roseville, California, please reach out to Star Dental today. When you dial 916.773.6222, our dental team will be thrilled to give you the information you’re looking for. The more you know, the better! We look forward to hearing from you.