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26 Tiny Mistakes That Always Lead to Dental Damage

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9. Munching on dried fruit

Another pretty harmful habit is munching on dried fruit. All dried fruits are sticky, just like gummy bears, and, yeah, they contain lots of sugar too. Katz says that regular sugar consumption feeds the bacteria that develop cavities, plaque, bad breath, and gum disease.

10. Opting for the hardest toothbrush

You probably know this… but the first rule when it comes to brushing your pearly whites is to use a soft brush, not the hardest you can get. A rough brush can easily lead to abrasion, damaging your gums. In fact, Jotkowitz says that a hard toothbrush can wear away at the tooth surface.

On top of that, it seems that hard brushes destroy tooth enamel, leading to tooth sensitivity. Just opt for a soft toothbrush, or, even better, get an electric one.

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