Milwaukee area dentist Dr. Tony shares the risks of bad dental habits and what you need to do to correct them.
As Dr. Cigno explains in the article opening, “Bad dental habits are easy to adopt, even if you aren’t aware they are bad habits. And of course, if you’re not aware you’re doing things to harm your dental health, you don’t know that you need to – and how to – fix them!”
What are these bad dental habits? Well, they are simply things that you might be doing every day, all the time.
One of these that many people are guilty of is using the teeth as tools. Dr. Cigno and nearly (or possibly, every) other Milwaukee dentist will tell you this is a huge no-no. As Dr. Cigno says, “This is very damaging for your teeth. It weakens the tooth, which can eventually cause you to have a tooth chip or fracture. A simple fix to this bad habit is to use proper tools such as scissors or pliers to do the job, rather than your precious teeth.”
Another of these bad habits that is super-common is grinding your teeth. The technical term for this is bruxism and can be caused by many different things like stress, anxiety and even an abnormal bite. The great news is that there are many different options for helping you end this particular bad dental habit. Specifically, you can buy an over-the-counter dental guard for when you sleep—a common time that many grinders grind. Even better, your Milwaukee dentist or Greenfield dental office can provide you with a custom dental guard that provides even more protection.
The entire article can be found here: http://www.cignodental.com/bad-dental-habits-you-should-change-now/
About Dr. Tony Cigno:
Milwaukee Dentist Dr. Antonio (Tony) Cigno has been practicing dentistry for 25 years. He received a DMD from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Cigno is also finishing a Fellowship and Mastership at the Academy of General Dentistry.
Additionally, he has written and published several articles and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and the International Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Cigno was Wisconsin’s very 1st and Premiere Provider of Fastbraces and one of 10 senior master affiliates in the world.
Committed to continuing education, Dr. Cigno has completed over 600 hours of additional courses in implant dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, myofascial pain/occlusion and operative dentistry. He also has another 400 hours in interpersonal communication training.