Different Habits That May Cause Teeth Problems

You probably look after your teeth very well? Brushing them twice a day, flossing your teeth regularly, going to visit the dentist twice a year and having clean up when you go. Well, I can tell you that most of the world has different habits that may lead up to teeth problem in the future.

Habits are a bad thing and they are very hard to get rid of. I know from experience that it is not easy but necessary to stop that habit you have. Not everyone has the same habit that they must get rid of but their habits are also a problem to their teeth.

So, you must stop your kid’s habit at an early age to help prevent these teeth problem in the future.

Sucking, Crunching, and Sipping

Sucking, crunching, and sipping is one of the most common of all habits.

Let me give you an example that has all three of these problems in one. A cold drink with ice in, you sip the cold drink then you suck on the ice and after that you crunch on the ice.

Everyone does that, yet, it is not healthy. The cold drink makes the enamel of the teeth brittle and the by crunching down on the ice can cause little cracks in the enamel on the teeth over time.

There are so many different things that we chew that are not good for our teeth.

Popcorn kernels are one of them and fruit pits like apricots and peaches. People like to suck on them and then crunch on them.

All people like to sip on soda drinks and the sugary things that are in the soda drink eat away the enamel of our teeth. Remember this when you eat or drink something in the future.

Drink crushed ice in your drinks and snack on healthier softer foods. Drink soda drinks through a straw and make sure that passes your teeth and does not rest against your teeth.

Hard Bristled Toothbrush

A lot of people say that you must use a hard firm toothbrush but it is not good for your teeth. In kids, this is not as bad but in older people, it gets bad because the roots of the teeth start to show. Thus, a hard firm brush is going to hurt and cause them to be sensitive.

The roots of teeth are only covered by cementum and that is much softer and thinner than enamel. So, it is best to ask your dentist what toothbrush will be good for you and your kid.

Using your Teeth as a Tool

Kids, adults, everyone uses their teeth for stupid little jobs. These stupid little jobs can cause the edge from your teeth to break off.

Here are some examples of jobs that you use your teeth for

Rip a price tag off of an object, straighten a fork or spoon, and open a bottle of nail polish and to tear open a bag.

So, there are quite a few things that you use your teeth for. Look before putting anything in your mouth and make sure that your child does not put any sort of thing in his or her mouth. Keep simple tools at hand like scissors.


If you are grinding on your teeth it can happen through the day and when you are sleeping. There are different reasons people grind their teeth.

Teeth grinding can be caused by anxiety and stress. If you know that you are grinding your teeth from stress get an exercise program that will help with your stress. For children with this problem, you must take them for counseling. Habit therapy is also a great treatment that can assist children to form health habits.

Grinding teeth can also be caused by teeth not being straight.

You can train your jaw to stop doing it by placing your tongue between your teeth and when you go to bed you can take a warm washcloth and place it on your cheek before your ear.