You brush your teeth constantly, you never chew gum and you drink diet soda instead of regular. You may think all those things are protecting your teeth. But you’re wrong.
As it turns out, many things that people consider healthy behavior are anything but healthy when it comes to their teeth. So why the confusion? Some of these habits are things that are okay in moderation but can hurt your teeth if you do them too much. Others are things that researchers have learned over time are actually not beneficial to your teeth.
It’s possible to stop the ill effects of bad habits immediately if you quit. Over time, you may even be able to reverse any troubles. Here are seven things you should no longer be doing when it comes to your teeth: