4. Floss Loss
The relatively difficulty of flossing as compared to other daily hygiene tasks keeps it high on people’s list of things to skip. It turns out that flossing is very important in tooth maintenance because it is the only thing that can get between the teeth and below the gum line.

5. The Grind
While exercise is great for our overall health, anyone involved in athletics should consider a mouth guard to prevent involuntary grinding and tooth damage. Notice if you automatically clench your jaw when you exert other muscles in your body—you may be surprised at what you find.