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7 Daily Habits You Must Completely Avoid To Prevent Tooth Decay!

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Do you often experience tooth pain? Are your teeth extremely sensitive to hot and cold foods?

If yes, you may be at the risk of developing tooth decay, which can cause a lot of discomfort and pain!

Apart from being a negative health condition, tooth decay can also cause your teeth to get discoloured, thus altering your appearance in an undesirable way.

Tooth decay, if not treated at the right time, can weaken your teeth and kill the cells in the roots, resulting in you losing that teeth permanently!

Decaying of the teeth is caused by cavities that get formed due to the damage caused to your teeth, resulting in holes.

Bacteria and food particles accumulate in those holes, resulting in a further damage of your teeth.

Tooth decay may be of varying degrees and it also depends on the extent of enamel damage.

Usually, dentists use fillings and crowns to fix a cavity; however, in extreme cases, a root canal treatment may be required to remove the tooth completely.

Did you know that there are certain daily habits that you may be following, which may result in cavities to be formed in your teeth?

Have a look at some of these daily habits that must be avoided to completely prevent tooth decay.


1. Consuming Sugary Drinks

Sugar is the number one cause of tooth decay, as proven by experts. If you want healthy teeth, you must stay away from sodas, soft drinks, artificially sweetened fruit drinks, etc.


2. Chewing On Vitamin Pills

Many of the vitamin pills available are chewable and are good for health. However, since they are acidic in nature, chewing on them regularly can cause cavities.


3. Nail Biting

Some of us have this negative habit of biting on our nails constantly, this can cause the teeth enamel to be eroded, resulting in a tooth decay.


4. Vigorous Teeth Brushing

Brushing your teeth vigorously, with hard stokes, can lead to the erosion of the teeth enamel and can also damage the sensitive roots, thereby causing cavities.


5. Using Toothpicks

If you use toothpicks to clean out your teeth on a regular basis, you may be damaging the sensitive areas of your teeth and also gums, further leading to a tooth decay!


6. Drinking Alcohol

Most types of alcohol are extremely acidic in nature, so consuming them on a regular basis can definitely put your teeth at a greater risk of tooth decay.


7. Taking Painkillers

Many painkillers tend to reduce the production of saliva, and when that happens, your mouth tends to become more dry, resulting in an enamel erosion and tooth decay.

Read more about: health, teeth
Story first published: Friday, July 8, 2016, 16:31 [IST]
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