Daily Habits and Your Teeth

Stating that “some seemingly innocent daily habits” may harm oral health, Everyday Health (3/7, Patino) encourages readers to take a quiz to test their knowledge about oral health habits and learn how to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Featuring oral health information and tips from ADA spokesperson Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty, the quiz focuses on how daily decisions about food and beverages, toothbrushes, stress management, and more impact oral health. For example, when selecting a toothbrush, Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty states, “You always want to use a soft-bristled brush because if you brush too hard or if your toothbrush is too abrasive, you can damage your enamel or gums.”