Dental Care & Protection: Bad Habits That Lead to Bad Teeth

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2Snacking and Binge-Eating

Snacking and Binge-Eating

Constant snacking or, in extreme coping mechanisms, binge-eating disorder can also harm your teeth. This possible danger to your teeth is especially apparent if you snack on sugary or crunchy foods. People who consume sweets in large amounts have a higher risk of having cavities and tooth-decay. Leftover food trapped in and around your teeth spurs the growth of cavity-inducing bacteria which produce acids that wear out the enamel (outer layer) of your teeth. To resolve this bad habit start eating balanced meals, and wash the leftover food with a couple glasses of water, floss, or brush your teeth after every meal.