Did you know that even the most strict oral care routine could be ruined by inadvertently indulging in certain bad habits?

Key takeaways:

– Fizzy drinks, sparkling water, and energy drinks contain a nasty combination of sugars and acids. Limit their consumption or drink them through a straw so they aren’t in contact with your teeth for too long

– Dryness in the mouth can cause cavities and tooth decay. Breathing through the mouth when exercising and then having a sugary drink is a bad idea. You should also know that snoring and the regular intake of certain medications cause dryness

– Chewing on ice, teeth grinding, teeth clenching when lifting weights, and tongue piercings can cause enamel erosion. Think twice before you do any of that

It’s never a bad time to let your dentist assess your overall dental health and to start caring for your smile on a daily basis.

Read the full story here: http://www.refinery29.com/bad-oral-dental-health-habits

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.