Avoid These Things, as They May Spoil Your Smile

Avoid These Things, as They May Spoil Your Smile


We know by now that we need to eat the right foods, need to work out, and do stuff that is healthy for us. Because maintaining good health does not happen by accident, it requires work and smart lifestyle choices. But sometimes when we wake up at 6 am to hit the gym before work or shunning the donuts in breakfast, it’s easy to lose sight of for what are we doing all these. So here are some top articles choices that can keep you motivated to lead a healthy lifestyle and keep diseases at bay.

Avoid These Things, as They May Spoil Your Smile

Your smile can be your great asset and secret of your happiness too. However, there are certain simple/subtle/common things which may spoil your teeth and as a result spoil your precious asset, smile. So, it is important, you know these things that can spoil your smile and avoid them.

Soft Drinks:

Many people are fond of soft drinks, especially during hot weather. Whenever they find an opportunity, they consume lots of soft drinks. Soft drinks contain large amount of sugar, which can result in tooth decay, gum infection and cavities. Many soft drinks can also stain your teeth, if you consume regularly. Some preventive measures can help preserve your smile and also let you enjoy your soft drink (if you are really fond of), such as drinking through straw, rinsing mouth with water thoroughly immediately after drinking soft drink or chewing sugar-free chewing gum after soft drink. It is also important not to brush your teeth at least for one hour after taking soft drink to preserve your teeth and smile.

Hot drinks:

Drinking hot tea or coffee, especially black tea/coffee can result in stained and rough surface of your teeth, which is due to deposition of stain in grooves of enamel of your teeth. This may even retain bacteria that lead to tooth decay and bad oral health. To avoid dental health problem with hot drinks, consume them in moderation and add milk in tea and coffee. Also drink lots of water and rinse mouth with water after tea/coffee.

Acidic foods and citrus fruits:

Citrus fruits (lemons, grapefruit, orange etc.) and other acidic foods do not directly cause tooth decay or cavities. However, they contain acid, which may cause erosion of dental enamel and lead to tooth decay and cavities. However, it is not advisable to avoid citrus fruits as they are good for health. But, to prevent tooth decay and cavities due to eating citrus fruits, it is advisable to rinse mouth with water immediately after eating such fruits and wait for at least an hour to brush.

Tobacco smoking:

Tobacco can harm your dental health in many ways. If you smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco it can harm your teeth in many ways. Tobacco can turn your teeth yellow, it can form a sticky film on your teeth, which may harbor bacteria, which create irritating toxins, which can cause gum inflammation, tooth decay etc. This is another reason to quit smoking, to preserve your precious smile.

Overzealous teeth whitening:

Use teeth whitening products in moderation because excess use may harm your teeth. Teeth whitening may not cause erosion, but can increase risk of sensitivity of teeth, especially if used too frequently.

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