Five Habits That Are Bad for Your Oral Health

As humans we develop a love for several things that gradually become a part of our life. Sadly, some of these things may be harmful to our health. In this blog, we will discuss five habits that may harm your oral health.
Oral HealthDrinking Coffee

If you love drinking coffee and you drink several coffees a day we recommend you cut back on your coffees as drinking too much coffee can stain your teeth.


Smoking can result in discolored teeth, gum diseases, reduced ability to taste and smell. It can also result in oral cancer. If you are avid smoker we recommend you find alternatives to leave this habit.

Biting Nails

If you bite your nails when you are stressed, you should try to leave this habit as soon as possible because biting nails can wear down your teeth. It can also cause your teeth to misalign. This bad habit causes infections as well because your nails may have some bacteria that can enter your body when you bite your nails.

Brushing Too Hard

Applying too much pressure while brushing your teeth can cause the protective enamel on your teeth to wear away. Brush gently for 2-3 three minutes. Cover every area in your mouth. You may use a sensor-based toothbrush for your teeth as well. If you notice receding gums or worn spots on teeth or their root, you should contact your dentist and change your brushing habit.


This is such a habit that most people do, but they never know they do it because they do it while sleeping. Grinding can result in tooth loss, loosen teeth, and fractured teeth. So, how can you know if you have this habit? Headache, earache, facial pain, disrupted sleep, and worn-down teeth are some very common signs of grinding.

These are a few of the habits that may affect your oral health – there are many like these. Visit your dentist as soon as possible to have teeth examined and learn about other habits that affect your oral health.

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