Oral Habits for All

5 Things to Avoid For Your Dental Health

It is often said that your smile is the first thing that attracts others. A beautiful smile is a direct result of healthy oral habits. Most of us are aware of the healthy oral habits we must follow, but what are the things we should not do to our teeth? Our dentists have put together a list of 5 things that pose a risk to oral health:

Overdoing your brushing and flossing

We know brushing and flossing is vital for healthy teeth and gum. But what if we overdo it? Experts say that overzealous brushing can damage the tooth and gum leading to bigger issues. Brushing hard with a rough bristled brush can make you lose your enamel leading to tooth decay and receding gum. Flossing must also be done carefully to not injure your gums.

Alcohol and Caffeine

Consistent alcohol consumption reduces the saliva production in your mouth, leading to oral issues. Frequent drinking of caffeinated drinks also tends to dry up your mouth which is again harmful to your teeth. Habits like these shouldn’t go overboard for one’s overall health as well.

Biting on random objects

Our teeth are meant for biting and chewing food items. It is not strong enough to bite and break random solid objects like a bottle cap, plastic covers or even fingernails. Biting on unnecessary things can cause breaking or enamel erosion. Clenching or grinding on your teeth can also lead to the same effect and it is advised to consciously stop such habits.

Poor oral hygiene

Occasionally we all have a toothache here or a swollen gum there which we ignore. Such symptoms must not be taken lightly as these could be indications of other oral issues. Not rinsing your mouth after a meal is something we often fail to do and not give a second thought. Fact is that it can all add up to serious tooth decay if left unchecked. So, it is important for you to visit a dental clinic in Dubai and start seeing your dentist regularly to keep these issues under control.

Acidic food

Regular consumption of acidic or sticky food can increase the chances of having a tooth cavity and decay. Rinse your mouth with a lot of water after every intake of such goodies to keep your beautiful smile.


It’s the small things we do every day that add up to bigger issues of tomorrow. Healthy food habits and regular care of teeth and gum is necessary for your overall health. Visit our dentists at the earliest and see if you have issues that need fixing. Dental implants and cosmetic dentistry are also available at our clinic in Dubai for all your dental woes.



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