Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or weakened bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are extremely efficient at damaging enamel.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite durable. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, occasionally they win, resulting in a broken tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is enough. Following brushing with an attentive flossing job removes fragments of food and plaque between teeth.
Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft-bristled brush is the best tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.
Delaying dental checkups.
Don’t wait until you feel pain. Call 248-541-8770 to book an intensive exam and the best deep dental cleaning you can get anywhere. Our superb hygienists really are the best!
Dr. Steven Gustafson has been providing exceptional dental care in Royal Oak area since 1984. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, call 248-541-8770 to schedule an appointment.
Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:
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940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan