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Do you want to maintain a top-notch smile or achieve an even healthier smile? If so, our dentist, Dr. Brian Miller, has a tip for you: Ditch the work habits that damage your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, there are many habits that do more harm than good. The habits to avoid include:

-Using your teeth as tools. Using your teeth to open a package or rip off a tag can add pressure to the teeth and chip them.

-Chewing on pens and pencils. Chewing on inedible things can also add pressure to the teeth and fracture the enamel.

-Sipping on your drink throughout the day. Sipping on your drink constantly exposes the teeth to sugar and acid. This can promote tooth decay and enamel erosion, which are two harmful dental issues.

-Smoking. Smoking can cause many dental problems, like tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease, oral cancer, and more.

-Forgetting your toothbrush at home. If you don’t have a toothbrush at work, you can’t brush after lunch. It’s best to brush after lunch to maintain a clean and healthy smile.

Call Miller Family Dental today at 281.225.4966 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to maintain a healthy smile in Houston, Texas. Our dental team is happy to hear from and help you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!