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If you want to avoid dental problems and dental inconveniences this summer so you can enjoy your time in the sun, then our dentist, Dr. Swati Agarwal, would like to help you! One thing you can do is avoid bad dental habits that can damage your teeth and gums. Now, this might be tough if you’re not sure which habits to avoid. So, our dentist is happy to list those habits here:

– Forgetting about oral hygiene: Oral hygiene is very important if you want a top-notch smile and oral health. This is because oral hygiene keeps your teeth and gums clean and helps you prevent dental problems. So, make sure to brush every morning and night, floss and rinse (with mouthwash) daily and attend your dental checkup if you’re due for one. You should visit our office every six months for a cleaning and exam.

– Chewing on hard objects: When you chew on pens, pencils and ice as well as use your teeth as tools (like to rip off a tag), then you apply unnatural pressure to your teeth and increase your chances of cracking your tooth enamel. You don’t want chipped and cracked teeth, do you? So, please avoid these habits.

– Not wearing a mouthguard: If you avoid wearing a mouthguard when you participate in high-contact sports and activities, then you make your smile susceptible to oral injury. When you get hit in the face, you can knock out or break your teeth. There are many different kinds of mouthguards available, so wear one!

For more information and details about bad dental habits in San Francisco, California, please reach out to our dental team at Swati Agarwal, DDS. When you dial 415-362-5315, we will be excited to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to talking with you!