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A good smile can get you anywhere— that’s why you need to take care of your teeth. However, there might be everyday things that you’ve been doing that you didn’t realize were affecting your pearly whites. Here are some of them:

1. Eating popcorn

Popcorn might be an essential part of movie night, but it can get stuck between your teeth and gums. To make sure your favorite movie munchie doesn’t cause problems, schedule regular oral prophylaxis sessions with your dentist (at least twice a year is recommended).
ORAL PROPHYLAXIS
Where to book an appointment: A NEW WAY TO SMILE, CLINICA DENTAL DE MANILLE

2. Drinking coffee and tea

We know: Most people can’t live without their cup of coffee or tea. However, these can cause discoloration to your enamel, staining your teeth. Thankfully, you can fix this by having your teeth whitened.
TEETH WHITENING
Where to book an appointment: DENTCARE PLUS, HEALTHY SMILE

3. Drinking soda

Here’s another drink you might want to skip. Soda’s acidity is pretty high—high enough to cause your enamel to erode and make your teeth susceptible to cavities and decay. To treat this, you can have your tooth bonded, or get veneers if it’s serious.
VENEERS
Where to book an appointment: ABDG ASIAN BASE DENTAL GROUP, DENTAL FOCUS

4. Having sleep apnea

Sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder caused by interrupted breathing, is already potentially serious by itself, but it can also have unwanted effects on your teeth. Having sleep apnea can trigger nighttime teeth grinding, which may lead to tooth loss. A mouth guard can help prevent it.
DENTAL SPLINT

Where to book an appointment: DENTSPEC, DENTISTA