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You want to keep your smile bright, healthy, and happy. You know there are things to do to help this happen, like brushing and flossing daily. Did you know that there are some things that you should avoid doing? Dr. Bogdan Bodroug and our team are happy to make you aware of dental habits to avoid.

Using Teeth as Tools

Many people are guilty of this dental habit. Chewing or biting your nails falls in this category, as does tearing through packages with your teeth. Do not use your teeth as nail clippers, scissors, or any other tool. If you do, you could suffer from chipped or cracked teeth. For some, resisting using the teeth as tools is especially difficult. If you fall in this category, consider getting a multitool for your keychain. That way, you’ll always have nail clippers and scissors handy!

Skipping Dental Appointments

We recommend that you and your family come in at least every six months for your regular dental cleaning and exam. You may think that missing one or two of these appointments is no big deal, but there could be bad consequences. Professional cleanings are performed during these appointments. In addition, our dentist in Vancouver, Washington, examines your teeth and checks for any dental issues like decay. Coming into the office means that any dental issues can be caught early, while they are still easy to treat and before further damage occurs.

We welcome you contact Quality Dental Care at 360-448-7018 today for more information about dental habits and to schedule your next visit.