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Did you know that there are habits that can damage and destroy your smile? Well, it’s true, which is why Dr. Richard G. Goble and our Richard G. Goble, DDS team encourage you to take great care of your smile and avoid those habits as much as possible. Some tooth-harming habits to avoid in Fallbrook, California, include:

Chewing on ice: This habit is extremely dangerous for your smile because the cold temperature of the ice cubes can cause tooth fractures. The ice can create small, microscopic breaks in your tooth enamel, which could lead to bigger, more severe cracks in the future.

Using your teeth as tools: This habit can hurt your teeth more than you know. If you use your teeth to open, close, or loosen things, the trauma can cause tooth chips and fractures. It’s best to avoid this habit as much as possible.

Grinding your teeth: This habit tends to wear the teeth down and make them fragile and weak. The best way to avoid this habit is to protect your teeth with a mouthguard. You can also use other techniques, like take medication or train your muscles to relax. Your dentist will have the best solution to your problem.

If you avoid participating in these habits, you are on the right track toward the best oral health and smile possible. For more information and details, please remember that you can always call our office at 760.728.2261 and talk to your dentist or a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the information you need to succeed!