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7 Habits that Wreck Your Teeth

#GuardYourSmile HABITS THAT WRECK YOUR TEETH 1 CHOMPING ON STUFF (Pens, Ice, Toothpicks) PROBLEM: Chips or cracks teeth SOLUTION: Chew sugarless gum 2 HEAVY DRINKING MOUTH PIERCINGSR PROBLEM: PROBLEM: Increases plaque and causes dry mouth Damages tooth enamel and gums by scraping your teeth and mouth SOLUTION: SOLUTION: Swap out a few alcoholic drinks for a glass of water Don't get them (Mouth piercings are not authorized for Soldiers per Army Regulation 670-1) A BRUSHING TOO SOON 5. CONTACT SPORTS 6 USING YOUR TEETH AS TOOLS PLAYING AFTER EATING PROBLEM: PROBLEM: Traumatizes teeth and gums Risks cracking teeth PROBLEM: SOLUTION: SOLUTION: Blocks saliva from doing its thing (fighting tooth decay) Wear properly fitted mouthguard Use scissors, pliers, clippers, or bottle openers SOLUTION: Wait 30 minutes after eating KEEPING THE SAME TOOTHBRUSH PROBLEM: Warped bristles can't clean teeth SOLUTION: Change your toothbrush every three months GUARD YOUR HEALTH My Mission. My Health.

7 Habits that Wreck Your Teeth

shared by ARNGHealth on May 24
Guard your smile by steering clear of these teeth-wrecking habits.


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