4 Bad Oral Habits You Need to Get Rid of Next Year!

2014 is just around the corner and we bet your New Year’s Resolutions list is almost done. Before you declare that you’re ready for the New Year with your polished resolutions list, our Springfield dental team would like to remind you about those bad oral habits that you might want to include in your list.

Bad Habit #1: Using Your Teeth as Tools

Are you one of those people who use their teeth to open bottles, rip a price tag from a new piece of clothing, or tear open a bag of chips? Yikes! These habits are actually making your teeth weakened with each bite or tear. So why not leave the job to scissors, pliers, and bottle openers?

Bad Habit #2: Sucking and Chewing Ice Cubes

Do you suck and chew leftover ice cubes of your drinks? Apart from the impact on your teeth, the cold temperature could also significantly damage your teeth.

Bad Habit #3: Sticking to Your Hard-Bristled Toothbrush

A hard-bristled toothbrush may look firmer and more fit for the job than a soft-bristled toothbrush. But the truth is, hard-bristles could actually irritate your gums and wear down your teeth. This could result to bleeding gums and sensitive tooth.

Bad Habit #4: You’re not doing something about your teeth grinding at night.

Continuous tooth grinding could severely weaken your teeth. If you find yourself tooth grinding at night, a visit to our office will help you explore your options to stop your teeth from being worn out.

Let us help you build good oral hygiene habits in the New Year!  If you live around the Springfield or Boston, Massachusetts area, schedule an initial consultation with our dental team.  Call us at (413) 241-3264 or fill out this contact form. Dr. David Peck is known for results!


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