Brush Your Teeth Immediately After Eating

After eating, our enamel remains  weak for a short period of time, especially if you consumed acids. It is advisable to wait around twenty minutes to brush our teeth.

Drink coffee

Coffee contains tannin, an antioxidant and vegetable dye that sticks to the dental plaque..

Swimming regularly in swimming pools

The pools have a high dose of chlorine to help maintain their pH. If you are a person who likes to swim, we recommend using paste and mouthwash that contains fluoride.


Smoking is one of the worst habits that exist for health. Tobacco and nicotine cause the enamel of our teeth to lose color, weaken and become more fragile, in addition to making them much more vulnerable to bacteria.

Biting the pencils

Due to the friction produced in the teeth with this type of objects, you could wear your enamel gradually and even cause fractures in the teeth.

Chew ice

This habit produces dental wear, causes the enamel of your teeth to be damaged and weakened, even fracturing your teeth.


Some medications, due to their components, can affect the composition of the plaque and the pH of our teeth, such as cough syrup, antihistamines, medicines for hypertension or antibiotics such as tetracycline and doxycycline.

Drink Alcohol

Alcohol is a substance that dries out and causes dehydration in the buccal mucosa, so the gums become weaker and more sensitive, which causes visible damage to the enamel of the denture. Now that you know that these bad habits affect the enamel of your teeth, try to avoid them so that you can maintain your oral health in perfect conditions.