We all are bound to eat more treats. The allurement of candies, ciders and all sort of sweets is immense. A lot of sugary intake can damage your teeth. But fortunately there are hundreds of ways to keep your teeth strong.
Taking care of your teeth is not an expensive task. It doesn’t mean visiting your dentist regularly and getting expensive treatments. The biggest problem here is that people only take care of their oral health and hygiene when problems occur. It is something that doesn’t recover overnight. You need to take preventive and curative measures to keep your tooth enamel strong.
So everyone wants their teeth to be strong and white. The following guidelines will show you how to do so:
The right toothpaste
Not all toothpastes are the same. To strengthen and protect your teeth, use brand that contains fluoride. Fluoride helps to build tooth enamel strong and reverse early sign of decay. Studies and researches conducted shows that toothpastes containing fluoride was five times more effective than toothpastes that don’t.
There are merits attached to chewing gums. Chewing increases the flow of saliva in your mouth which then automatically becomes a healthy habit. If you chew gum after eating, the saliva supplies additional enamel-strengthening and neutralizes and washes away all the acids produced when bacteria in your mouth was breaking down food. This acid in your mouth can chip away at your tooth enamel. Chewing sugarless gum after eating your food can prevent tooth decay and get you stronger teeth.
Foods that holds grip to your teeth for a long time such as honey, ice cream and other sugary items, has a higher tendency to cause decay than foods that are easily washed away by saliva. Anything that is high in sugar and starch is harmful to your oral health because it creates a layer of bacteria on your teeth attacking the enamel. This cause sensitivity and discoloration weakening your enamel. High amounts of citric acid can also cause damage to your teeth.
Many dental associations have recommended to brush your teeth twice a day and that too in the right manner. Make sure you use a soft-bristled brush. Replace it with a new one every three to four months. Technique is of immense importance here. Keep your brush at a 45 degree angle to your gums and brush the inner and outer chewing surfaces of your teeth. This is will make sure that all the bacteria is been eliminated. But always go easy on your teeth.
A healthy and balanced diet comes into play here as well. Dairy products like milk and yogurt have the necessary minerals to strengthen tooth enamel. They also promote saliva secretion which helps to keep your mouth pH level balanced. Intake goods like strawberries which are naturally full of vitamin C and antioxidants promoting your oral health. Animal protein like chicken and beef is also good option for you as it contain magnesium and calcium.