Ecopify's Podcast

3 Things To Avoid To Have Healthy Teeth

February 24, 2023 Ecopify Episode 5
Ecopify's Podcast
3 Things To Avoid To Have Healthy Teeth
Show Notes Transcript

Having healthy teeth requires more than just regular brushing and flossing. That is why in today's video, I'm going to show you the 3 things you need to avoid to have healthy teeth. Again, these 3 things must be avoided if you want to have healthy teeth!

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0:00 - Introduction
0:59 - 1. Limit/Avoid Sugary Food And Sugary Drinks
2:30 - 2. Limit/Avoid Chewing On Hard Stuff
4:18 - 3. Avoid/Quit Smoking
5:52 - Quick Takeaway

Disclaimer: This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to your dentist to find out if this information applies to you and to get more information on this subject.

Again, the content is for informational purposes only. Content is neither intended to nor does it establish a standard of care or the official policy and is not a substitute for professional judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

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3 Things To Avoid To Have Healthy Teeth 

We all know that brushing our teeth twice a day and flossing regularly can keep our teeth clean and healthy. However, those are not the only things you can do to prevent your teeth from being unclean and unhealthy.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common disease for children aged 6 to 19 is tooth decay. 

Taking good care of your teeth is important, not only for your oral health but also for your overall health as well. Healthy teeth help you chew food better and play an important role in speaking and smiling confidently. 

Having healthy teeth requires more than just regular brushing and flossing. That is why in today's blog, I'm going to show you the 3 things you need to avoid to have healthy teeth. Again, these 3 things must be avoided if you want to have healthy teeth!

1. Limit/Avoid Sugary Food And Sugary Drinks.

You are what you eat, and there is no better place to see that than on your teeth. Unfortunately, nowadays, many foods and beverages contain lots of sugar, which can do serious damage to your teeth!

After you eat a sugary snack or meal, the sugars cause the bacteria to release acids that attack the tooth's enamel. When the enamel breaks down, cavities develop. So it's not surprising that candy is bad for your teeth.

To protect against tooth decay from eating sugary snacks, some dentists recommend that individuals after consuming any type of sweets, must follow up with a good tooth brushing session with fluoride toothpaste.

Also, it would be best if you tried to stay away from diet soda.

A study was done in 2013 showed that drinking diet soda can cause damage to your teeth. When you drink diet soda, you're basically coating your teeth with acid that attacks your tooth's enamel. 

Tip: Drink water instead; not only that water helps keep your body stay hydrated, but it can also help with your weight loss.

Summary: Some foods help fight plaque buildup, while other foods invite tooth decay. Sugar is a problem for your teeth because it can lead to serious cavities and gum disease. So try to avoid or limit sugary foods and drinks to have healthy teeth! 

2. Limit/Avoid Chewing On Stuff 

You know that eating sugar leads to tooth decay. But did you know chewing on hard objects like ice can cause your teeth to crack? You'll be surprised at how many people think chewing on stuff is good for their teeth.

But according to the American Dental Association. Chewing on a hard substance can damage your tooth's enamel and cause problems such as chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. These types of injuries can be painful and may require dental treatment, such as a filling, crown, or even tooth extraction.

Don't chew on ice: Break the habit and enjoy water in its liquid form. Ice is made of water and doesn't contain any sugar, but chewing on a hard, frozen substance can leave your teeth vulnerable to damage or even cracking. 

Don't chew on your pencil: When concentrating on work or studies, some of us have this habit of chewing on our pencil head, but just like crunching on ice, this habit can cause your teeth to chip or crack.

What about open stuff with your teeth? Opening bottle caps or plastic packaging with your teeth may be convenient, but you should avoid doing it because your teeth should only be used for eating. 

Tip: Speak with your dentist if you have trouble avoiding the habit of chewing on hard objects. Your dentist can help you find ways to break the habit.

Summary: Stop chewing on stuff is challenging (especially when you don't even realize you're doing it), but chewing on these types of objects can chip or crack the enamel layer of our teeth. So you must break this habit to have healthy and uncracked teeth. 

3. Avoid/Quit Smoking

Smoking not only gives you lung cancer, but it also increases your risk for gum disease. Cigarettes, as well as other tobacco products, contain numerous toxins and chemicals that can damage your gums and cause your teeth to fall out as a result of gum disease.

It is possible to reverse some long-term smoking effects through professional whitening treatments at a dentist's office. However, this does not guarantee success.

If you want to stop smoking, you can try the following tips below! Quitting smoke not only save you from lung cancer, and it also helps you on your way to having healthy teeth.

Tip for stop smoking:

1. Make a plan to quit smoking: Quitting Smoking is difficult, so make a promise to yourself, set a date, and try to stick to it. 

2. Identify when you crave cigarettes: A craving can last up to 5 minutes, so have your 5-minute to-do list prepared before the craving happens.

3. Get support: Nothing is better than having support from friends and family members. I also recommend you get help from your local stop-smoking service.

Summary: Smoking is one of the worst habits when it comes to oral health. It has been known to cause bad breath, yellow teeth, and gum disease. Smoking can also lead to tooth decay, so the most effective way to protect your teeth from Smoking is to avoid it altogether. 

Quick Takeaway 

Your process of having healthy teeth will be much easier if you avoid the three things I listed in this blog post:

  1. Limit/avoid sugary food and drink will prevent harmful bacteria from releasing acids that attack the tooth's enamel.
  2. Limit/avoid chewing on hard stuff will prevent your teeth from accidentally chip or crack.
  3. Avoid/quit Smoking not only save you from lung cancer, but it also saves you from the risk of having gum disease. 

In conclusion, it is important to understand that certain habits can affect our dental health. Avoiding bad habits and practicing good habits will help you speed up your process of having healthy teeth.