What is "Tooth Abuse?"

Do you absent-mindedly commit Tooth Abuse? These are habits definitely off limits for the health of your teeth:

  • Don't chomp on a toothpick—it can wear teeth down and get caught in your braces.
  • Stop chewing your nails, pens and pencils—it's hard on teeth and gums.
  • Leave the ice in your drink? Chewing ice can crack teeth and fillings, and pop wires in braces.
  • Don't consume something very hot just after something very cold. The rapid expansion and contraction can crack dental enamel.

Treat your teeth right!