Your oral health requires regular care. We recommend spending 2 to 5 minutes every morning and evening to maintain healthy teeth and healthy gums. Apart from regular brushing and flossing, there are a few more steps that could promote problem-free oral health.
Here are some easy to follow tips for healthy teeth
Decrease How Often You Eat Sugar
It is not the amount of sugar or sweets that can lead to cavities, but the frequency of sugar intake. Every time you eat something sweet or sugary it works as food for the bacteria residing inside the mouth. So try to curtail the frequency of sugar intake.
Drink More Water
Drinking more water is great for both your overall health and your oral health. Drinking water throughout the day helps to continuously rinse your teeth which is especially important if you feel you have a dry mouth. Also drinking water instead of sugary beverages helps to reduce the frequency that your teeth are exposed to sugar.
Choose Healthy Snacks
Some snacks might seem healthy, but can actually be harming your teeth. Snacks that are sticky, like dried fruit and granola bars, can stick to your teeth for a longer period of time and lead to cavities.
Use Toothpaste with Fluoride
Teeth are made up of minerals. When your teeth are exposed to acid some of these minerals are removed from your teeth. Fluoride, found in toothpaste and some mouth rinses, helps to replace lost minerals and make your teeth stronger and more resistant to cavities.
Keep Your Tongue Clean
Many people suffer from bad breath. One of the easiest ways to keep bad breath under check is to scrape or brush the tongue regularly with tongue scrapper or toothbrush. It will take less than a minute but will help in removing bacteria causing bad breath and will help keep your whole mouth cleaner.
See your Dentist and Hygienist for Regular Care
Visit a dentist office twice a year for a regular checkup and cleaning. Your dentist and hygienist can often spot problems when they are small, making them easier to treat and preventing you from experiencing a toothache and sore gums.