Your oral health is important to our [practice_name] team, which is why we encourage you to do all you can to properly take care of your smile. However, many people don’t know that they have habits that constantly harm their chompers, especially at work. So, while you are at your office, we recommend avoiding the following habits:
Using your teeth as tools
Please do your best to refrain from using your teeth to open and cut things, like paper, tape, and packages. Using your teeth as tools can chip the enamel away and can also result in a tooth fracture. So, instead of using your teeth, use the handy office tools, like scissors and box cutters.
Chewing on pens and pencils
Chewing on pens and pencils can wear down the edges of your teeth and can cause toothaches and fractures. The best thing to do is avoid this habit as much as possible. To satisfy your chewing desire, you can chew on celery and carrot sticks throughout the day.
Sipping on your cup of Joe all day
If you constantly sip on your cup of Joe, you can create dry mouth, bad breath, tooth decay, and smile discoloration. It’s best to avoid this habit or replace your coffee, latte, or soda with green tea. If you absolutely have to have coffee, try to skip the sugar and drink a glass of water after you finish the beverage.
Taking a smoke break
It’s best to completely avoid the smoking habit, whether you use cigarettes or e-cigarettes. Smoking can cause lung cancer, oral cancer, tooth loss, gum disease, and cavities.
Leaving your toothbrush at home
The best thing you can do for your smile is clean it throughout the day. So, don’t forget to keep a toothbrush and toothpaste in your office drawer. Brush your teeth after lunch and after snacking if possible.
So, for a strong and healthy smile, Dr. [doctor_name] asks you to keep these habits in mind and refrain from doing them. That way, your teeth will no longer face the everyday challenges of your office environment. If you need help kicking these habits, please call [phone] and schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you!