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Do you want a top-notch smile? If so, you need to do everything you can to keep it healthy and strong. Unfortunately, there are many things that can harm your smile and put your teeth and gums in danger. It’s best to avoid those things at all costs as well as keep up with oral hygiene and visit your dentist, Dr. Jeremy Dull, regularly. To help you avoid the things that harm your smile, our dental team is happy to list the things to avoid. Those things are:

-Having poor oral hygiene: If you fail to brush twice a day, floss and rinse daily, and attend your checkups every six months, your smile is vulnerable to bacteria that cause major dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. It’s very important to have top-notch oral hygiene.

-Chewing on pens and pencils: Chewing things that are hard can harm your teeth more than you might realize. In fact, it can create small fractures in the tooth enamel that can get bigger with time. Eventually, you can have an entirely cracked or chipped tooth.

-Consuming foods and drinks that harm the smile: Sugary and acidic products can harm your teeth because the acid wears down the enamel and sugar promotes cavities. It’s best to stick to tooth-healthy foods and drinks.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have a healthy smile in Monroe, Michigan, please contact Monroe Family Dentistry today at 734-241-6550. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!