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Daily Habits That Can Cause Tooth Pain.
Posted on 12/23/2021 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Tooth pain can be the result of many things, but there are some daily habits that can cause tooth pain without us even realizing its happening. In order to stop these habits from causing harm to your teeth, it's best to recognize what they are and how you can change them accordingly. Here are some of the most common daily habits that can cause tooth pain.
Over exposure to cold drinks.
If you drink a lot of chilled sodas, coffees or other drinks on a daily basis, your teeth will probably start hurting. The cold temperatures are very bad for teeth and can even cause cavities or tooth decay over time. Consider switching to hot drinks instead if you want to reduce tooth pain.
According to dental researchers, nearly three-quarters of American adults between 30 and 60 years old suffer from gum disease (also known as periodontal disease). Flossing is key to preventing gingivitis. If you want healthy teeth, start flossing. Every day. It's not just good for your teeth; it's also good for your gums and can keep them strong and healthy. The American Dental Association recommends that you floss at least once a day.
Consuming wrong sugars.
There are some sugars that may make your gums prone to tooth decay and gum disease. These are known as sugar alcohols, which includes sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol and maltitol. Sugar alcohols do not dissolve well in water, so they aren't completely broken down during digestion. Because of that, they can stay in your mouth for a long time and cause dry mouth. Over time, dry mouth may lead to tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease.
When your teeth are under a lot of stress, they're more susceptible to pain and damage. Repeatedly grinding or clenching your teeth can lead to cracks and breakage—which makes them more susceptible to tooth decay and decay.
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