Bad Habits & Dental Health
Apr 11, 2011 10:07PM
Habits are behaviors which we repeat so often we don’t have to think about them. They are automatic. In many ways habits simplify our lives.
Unfortunately, many of us develop habits which are not good for our health. For instance, did you know that except when chewing or swallowing, your teeth should not touch? Many people keep their teeth together all the time. This places strain on the chewing muscles. Most of the time, you should keep your lips together and your teeth apart.
The good news is that habits CAN be changed. But the longer they exist, the harder it is to do so. The first step in changing any habit is to recognize it. Ask your dentist about other habits which may be damaging to your dental health.
For a free pamphlet with more information on this subject, contact Dr. Claire Stagg-Ruda at 321-777-2797. She is located at 2120 Highway A1A in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida.