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Do you want your child to have a top-notch smile and oral health? If so, then you need to help them avoid the habits that can harm their teeth and gums. Unfortunately, there are many. Our pediatric dentists would like to help you help your child by listing the habits to avoid, which are:

-Not protecting the smile with a mouthguard when participating in high-contact sports and activities

-Not having a proper oral hygiene routine (It’s best to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse daily; however, oral hygiene can change for each age, so make sure to research the guidelines on oral hygiene tips for each age)

-Not visiting the dentist every six months

-Eating foods and drinking drinks that are harmful to the smile, like sugary and acidic products

-Ignoring tooth decay

-Misusing whitening treatments

-Using the teeth as tools (Using the teeth to open a package or tear off a tag can fracture the enamel)

-Biting the nails

-Brushing too hard

-Flossing roughly

-Snacking throughout the day (This increases the chances of cavities because of the constant carbohydrate exposure and because the teeth don’t have a chance to rejuvenate)

Do you have any questions about the habits that can harm your child’s smile in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? If so, please contact Pediatric Dentistry South at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 412-257-1150 and our dental team will be more than happy to help you!