These Five Common Things May Spoil Your Smile, You May not be Aware of

These Five Common Things May Spoil Your Smile, You May not be Aware of

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.

These Five Common Things May Spoil Your Smile, Which You May not be Aware of

Smile is a great asset, provided you have sparkling white teeth. If your teeth are not up to the mark, your smile may be a liability indeed. To keep your teeth sparkling white and healthy too, you need to take care of your teeth and visit your dentists every 6 months. However, these may not be enough, because some seemingly simple things may spoil your sparkling white teeth and spoil your smile and your great asset and you may not be aware of, because they are such common and simple things.

Bottled water:

One may not find a person who does not drink bottled water. But, this simple bottled water may not be good for your teeth and smile. This is because, most bottled water do not contain fluorine (if present it will be reflected in the label, hence, do not forget to check the label of bottled water before drinking it), which is essential for preventing tooth decay, however, excess fluoride/fluorine in water also cause damage to the enamel of teeth. Most drinking water supplies contain adequate fluorine in it to prevent tooth decay.

Brushing your teeth at wrong time:

We all know that we need to brush after every meal. Well this is true, but not complete truth, because it may not be applicable every time. Depending on what you eat and drink, brushing after food may not be the best idea. For example, after consuming food or drinks containing high concentration of acid, such as wine, coffee, citrus fruits, and soft drinks, it is best to rinse with water to neutralize the acids and wait for at least an hour before you brush your teeth. Because brushing immediately after consuming these foods with high acid may cause erosion of teeth.

Oral contraceptive pills:

OC pills (Oral contraceptive pills) may lead to gum inflammation and gum infection. Women taking OC pills may take longer time to heal after tooth extraction. These may affect your teeth and your smile. This seemingly simple OC pill may spoil your smile.


If you are dieting for your weight control (weight loss), you may be depriving yourself of precious vitamins and minerals that are essential for good oral health and beautiful smile. Poor nutrition due to dieting may affect your entire immune system which may increase risk of dental diseases and spoil your smile. Consult your dietician and your doctor before you start dieting and make to you get all the essential nutrients, including proteins, vitamins and minerals during your dieting.

Sports drinks:

Sports drinks are popular drinks among people, including health freaks. However, they may not be a great idea for your good oral health (there are also reports of many other health hazards with sports drinks, including cardiovascular problems). Many sports drinks may contain high concentration of acidic substances, which may lower the pH level to very low to cause erosion of teeth. Sports drinks also contain high concentration of sugar, which is bad for your teeth (smile) and oral health. Hence, avoid sports drinks as per as practicable to preserve your great smile and great asset. If you consume sports drinks, make sure to take precautions so that it does not spoil your smile.

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