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If you want a top-notch oral health and smile, then you need to do everything you can to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. This means you need to avoid habits that can harm your teeth. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Thomas E. Wold, is happy to list the habits that can harm your smile.

-Using your teeth as tools (The unnatural pressure applied to the teeth can crack the enamel)

-Using tobacco products (This is harmful to your smile and your entire health)

-Not wearing a mouthguard when you participate in high-contact sports and activities (Wearing a mouthguard can protect your smile when you suffer a blow to the face)

-Biting your nails (This can mess with the alignment of the teeth and crack the enamel)

-Using non-ADA-approved oral hygiene products (The American Dental Association tests and approves products that are safe and effective for the smile)

-Covering your toothbrush with a toothbrush cover before the bristles are dry (This creates a moist environment for bacteria to grow)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about bad habits for your smile in Bend, Oregon, please reach out to Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry at 541.389.1301 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!