04 Feb

Brushing Too Aggressively

Rough tooth brushes and forceful brushing can wear away the enamel on your teeth. The enamel is a layer of protection that help to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Without enamel, your teeth are more susceptible to damage. Next time you brush, be a little more gentle and use a softer brush.

Acidic Foods:
Acidity is found in plenty of foods, especially fruits like oranges. The acid eats away at the enamel and exposes the nerves in your teeth. The next time you eat something acidic, you’ll know that your enamel is wearing when it starts to hurt. Try toothpaste that strengthen your enamel and combats your sensitivity.

Grinding Your Teeth:
That will definitely wear your enamel down slowly, but surely. It can be hard to fight this habit, especially when it often happens while you sleep. With that said, try using a mouthguard. Mouthguards will prevent your teeth from grinding against each other and help with any tooth pain that happens as a result of grinding your teeth.

Whitening Toothpaste:
Just because your teeth look better, doesn’t mean that they’re healthier. Oftentimes, the companies that make these toothpastes use chemicals that will erode your enamel. It is important to pay close attention to what you’re using to brush your teeth, as you don’t want to ruin the enamel.

Too Much Mouthwash:
As Nice as it is to have that extra bit of fresh breath, there are chemicals and alcohol in mouthwash as well. The speed of enamel decay depends on how frequently you use it. Maybe cut down to once a day or maybe once every few days.

Gum Disease:
Of course, the overall health of your teeth is dependent on how well you take care of them. If you have gum disease, go to your dentist and and start brushing more often.