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We all know that there are dental habits that are great for improving and maintaining oral health. These habits include things like brushing and flossing your teeth daily, visiting a dentist regularly, and drinking plenty of water. But did you know that there are also bad dental habits that you should avoid? Our team at Northside Dental is happy to go over a few bad dental habits to avoid.

Using Teeth as Tools
Many of us habitually use our teeth as tools. It is so convenient to bite our nails or open a package with our teeth when nail clippers or scissors aren’t handy. However, using teeth on non-food items can damage the teeth. If you find yourself doubling your teeth as tools, we suggest getting a multi-tool or nail clippers for your keychain.

Drinking Soda
You probably know that sugary drinks are bad for your teeth, as bacteria feed on sugar. However, did you know that even diet sodas are bad for your teeth? The acidity in sodas can potentially cause lots of damage to the teeth. Switch to water for a healthier smile.

Skipping Dental Appointments
Even if you brush and floss your teeth as you should, it is vital that you come in for a routine dental cleaning and exam at least twice a year. Skipping these appointments could have negative consequences for the health of your smile.

We welcome you to call our office at 505-820-3551 to learn more and to set up a visit with our dentist in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dr. Brandon Cera.