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Three daily habits that can damage your teeth

There are many everyday habits that may seem harmless but can have a significant impact on the health and appearance of your teeth.

Breaking these habits early before any damage is done can save you from needing consequent dental treatment in the future.

One major thing that kills all your smile vibes are teeth. Keeping decent and nice teeth is a basic must and these 3 tips will help you avoid wrecking your teeth:

1. Avoid ice chewing

Chewing ice is a seemingly harmless, often unconscious habit. But ice-chewing can cause permanent damage to your teeth, putting small cracks in the enamel.

These cracks can grow larger over time and ultimately cause a tooth to fracture, requiring a visit to the dentist and unnecessary expense to get the cracks fixed. The American Dental Association advises you to skip the ice if this habit is too tough to resist. Try opting for chilled water instead, or order your drinks without ice to resist the harmful urge to chew those hard cubes.

2. Teeth grinding

If you find yourself grinding your teeth, it’s all kinds of alarms screaming trouble. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can be an inherited trait, and it is often linked to stress and anxiety. While teeth grinding can happen at any time, many people grind their teeth in their sleep without knowing it.

Teeth grinding may pose an assortment of health problems to your mouth. These include: chipped tooth enamel, cracked teeth, loose teeth, flat, worn-down teeth, joint problems, and tooth loss.

3. Soda

High sugar plus high acidity makes a bad dental combo. Frequent soda drinking will bathe your teeth in sugar and can lead to dental decay. Additionally, increased acid exposure works to erode tooth enamel and can lead to tooth sensitivity.

If you still want to drink soda, here are some ways to reduce your use. Cut back on the soda you drink every day. Opt for water, the healthier thirst-quencher. Minimize enamel erosion by rinsing with water after your teeth have been exposed to acidic beverages.

In other news – AKA and DJ Zinhle’s 5-year-old daughter Kairo gets her first car – Photo

Mzansi rapper AKA and Africa’s number 1 female DJ, DJ Zinhle‘s daughter, Kairo Forbes is surely taking social media streets by storm, especially serving granny-granddaughter goals with her grandmother, Lynn Forbes.

Kairo Forbes

Kairo, whose Instagram account is managed by her grandmother Lynn Forbes, shared the clip of her granddaughter receiving her brand new wheels on social media. Learn More

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