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Many people don’t realize the harmful things they do daily to their teeth. As a result, these people usually end up finding themselves in a mountain of oral health problems that could have easily been avoided. Oral health is important and by avoiding the following bad habits, you can help keep your mouth safe and strong:

1. Not flossing daily: Many people skip flossing. As a result, the food left behind often causes serious cavity problems and problematic bacteria in your mouth, which is generally hidden between your teeth. We strongly recommended that you floss at least once a day to keep your smile healthy and strong.

2. Never replacing your toothbrush: This is extremely harmful because as you clean your teeth, large amounts of bacteria remain on your toothbrush, and when you continue using the same brush, you are likely to develop oral infections. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months to rid your smile of harmful bacteria.

3. Extreme bleaching or whitening of your teeth: We all want a white and bright smile; however, using too many whitening treatments can make your teeth extremely sensitive. It’s important to talk to your dentist about teeth whitening so you can safely achieve the white smile you love.

Don’t get caught in the trap of these bad habits and keep up with your oral health care. Be sure to come by our office and make an appointment. We look forward to helping you keep your smile a healthy smile.