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If you want a top-notch smile and oral health, then you need to take good care of your teeth and gums. This means you need to use good dental habits to your advantage and avoid the bad dental habits as much as possible. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Michael J Leahy, is happy to list the good and bad dental habits here:

Good dental habits
-Brushing your teeth at work and school (Brushing your teeth at least once at work or at school can help you have a clean and healthy smile)

-Sipping water throughout the day (Sipping water throughout the day can wash your teeth and gums regularly, which can help you avoid dental problems)

-Wearing a mouthguard when you’re active (Wearing a mouthguard when you participate in high-contact sports and activities can help you avoid dental injuries, like broken and knocked-out teeth)

Bad dental habits
-Chewing on hard objects (Chewing on hard objects, like your nails, pens and ice can fracture your tooth enamel and cause tooth cracks)

-Snacking throughout the day (Snacking regularly constantly exposes your teeth and gums to sugar, carbohydrates and other harmful substances that create dental problems)

-Forgetting about your dental checkups (Your dental checkups are vital for a top-notch oral health and smile. Make sure to remember to visit our office every six months)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental habits in Columbus, Ohio, please reach out to Michael J Leahy DDS when you can. Our dental team is here to help you, and we are excited to give you the answers and information you need. We’re excited to hear from you!