Treat teeth like jewels, not tools

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The importance of teeth and how we use them is often overlooked. We tend to treat our teeth as tools, which can lead to serious damage. Using teeth as bottle openers, scissors and nail clippers are bad habits and can result in oral injuries.

When you tear open a bag of chips with your teeth, you are damaging the strength of the enamel and making your teeth weaker. Using your teeth as a tool can cause significant damage and result in the loss of one or more teeth.

You only have one set of permanent teeth, so keep this in mind the next time you think about biting your fingernails or opening a bottle with your teeth. Remember the potential damaging effects this behavior can cause to your teeth, not to mention, getting a tooth fixed can be costly.