You brush twice daily, floss, and go to yearly dental check-ups; you even got your teeth whitened last year, but is your smile still less than sparkling? Your diet or daily habits may be the culprit.
Simple habits like chewing on pen caps and grinding your teeth when you’re stressed may seem harmless but really they can wreak serious havoc on your teeth. Here’s a look at 15 everyday bad habits that are destroying your teeth!
1. Grinding Teeth
Maybe you started grinding your teeth in your sleep. Or perhaps it’s your go-to stress reliever when the heat rises at work. Whatever the case, grinding your pearly whites will eventually wear down your enamel so much that you’ll end up with tooth decay and serious pain. If you grind your teeth you should talk to your dentist. They’ll like suggest wearing a mouth guard while you sleep to help prevent this habit.