What do you think of when you think of things that can harm your teeth? Perhaps you thought of candy, soda, and things high in sugar. There are many different things that can damage your healthy teeth and some can be very surprising. Swimming for example can damage your teeth. The Chlorine in the water can cause the enamel to wear away which is like removing the protective covering for your tooth. Even brushing your teeth can be bad. If you over brush your teeth you can wear away the enamel. Over brushing is considered brushing more than three times a day, or brushing with too much pressure on the toothbrush.
So what can you do to protect your teeth? Doing more research into what can harm your teeth is a good start. Knowing most of the culprits including the surprising ones in the article is a great way to start. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about what can harm your teeth and be aware of how you treat them.
To learn the other surprising culprits of tooth damage visit: Whats Damaging your Teeth?