20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile from Health.com

April 3, 2014 | By | Comments (0)

better-white-smile-400x400A healthy smile is important. Dental health is an essential part of your overall health and longevity. It’s also one of the first things people notice and can be one of your greatest assets. So, it’s important to keep your smile in tiptop shape.

You might feel like you’re already doing everything right. You have dental appointments every six months and brush and floss after every meal. But according to Health.com, there are several things we do everyday that can damage our precious pearly whites.

Like, did you know that tea and coffee contain stain-promoting tannins that can cause decay-producing bacteria? Or that using too many whitening products can actually do more harm than good? These are just a few of the surprising things to avoid that can dull your smile.

To check out the full list, click here.

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