Bad Dental Habits that Ruin Your Teeth | Palm Harbor Dentist

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Do have a bad dental habit? Believe it or not, most individuals have acquired bad dental habits over the years. Furthermore, most of the time we don’t know what we’re doing is actually wrong for our teeth. Here is a list of some bad dental habits that we hope you try and stop after realizing just how much damage they can do to your teeth.

  • Chewing Ice

After you’ve finished a drink, you might have the habit of chewing the ice that is leftover. Little did you know, the cold and hardness of the cubes can actually do damage to your teeth by chipping or cracking them.

  • Using Your Teeth as a Tool

Using your teeth to crack open nuts, or tear through plastic can be incredibly detrimental. Just like chewing ice, using your teeth as a tool may cause damage to your teeth.

  • Drinking Soda

While this isn’t a surprise, we’re adding the usage of sugar free sodas as well. Sodas are acidic and incredibly harmful to teeth.

  • Nail Biting

Perhaps one of the most common bad habits, biting your nails itself is not only damaging to your nail beds, but also to your teeth.

  • Grinding Your Teeth

The official term for this habit is “Bruxism” and it is common to occur at night. Grinding your teeth can wear them down. While this is difficult to control, a dentist may give you a night guard to help you get it under control.

For more information about how you can fix your bad dental habits, call Dr. Lieberman in Palm Harbor, FL at 727-785-8017 or visit

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