These Habits Can Hurt Your Teeth

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You want to keep your smile bright, healthy, and happy. You know there are things to do to help this happen, like brushing and flossing daily. Did you know that there are some things that you should NOT do? Dr. Catherine Boenitz and our team are happy to make you aware of some of the dental habits you should avoid.

Brushing Too Hard

Are you brushing your teeth too hard? If so, you could be causing tooth erosion instead of promoting the health of your teeth. Brush your teeth gently with wide strokes. There is no need to scrub. If you worry that you brush too hard, use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Skipping Dental Appointments

We recommend that you and your family come in at least twice a year for your regular dental cleaning and exam. You may think that missing one or more of these appointments is no big deal, but there could be dire consequences. Preventive cleanings are performed during these visits. In addition, our dentist in San Antonio, Texas, examines your teeth and checks for any dental issues like decay. Coming into the office means that any dental issues can be caught early, while they are still easy to treat and before further damage occurs.

Feel free to contact Bee Family Dentistry at 210-690-9430 today to learn more about bad dental habits and to schedule your next visit.