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It is important to remember that your teeth are designed for eating food and not for other purposes. If you continually use your teeth in ways that they not designed, you can suffer dental damage. Furthermore, you can even end up suffering dental damage in the form of stains and discolorations based on the substances that you consume.

In order to promote a healthier smile, you will need to make sure that you avoid products that can easily damage your teeth and gums. Stains and discolorations are often caused by foods in your diet, so you’ll need to avoid products such as coffee, red wine and other substances which are known to help discolor teeth. Furthermore, unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco have also been proven to stain teeth.

Another common oral health risk to your teeth exists in the form of dental damage due to chewing on inedible products. If you chew on pencils, pens or pen caps, you can easily cause your teeth to chip and crack. Similarly, biting your nails has also been shown to cause serious damage to your teeth. This is because biting on your nails concentrates your bite force on a specific area which can increase your risk of fractures and cracks.

If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a fantastic smile by lowering your risk for tooth hazards, schedule an appointment with Grace Family Dental at our dentist office in Worcester, Massachusetts by calling 508-425-7180. Our dentists, Drs. Mundra, Shainhouse and Kaplan, and the rest of our team look forward to seeing you.