Everyone wants a beautiful smile and trouble-free teeth. Unfortunately, teeth aren’t the best players in the regeneration game and require a relatively large amount of upkeep in comparison to the rest of our body parts. To help you in your quest for healthier and stronger teeth, here are some tips to get you started.
Please note: Teeth that are already damaged are not able to repair themselves back to their former glory, and instead will need to be treated by a dentist in order to restore the look and feel of healthy teeth.
With that in mind, let’s look at some ways to keep your teeth in their healthiest condition:
1. Brushing your teeth
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing your teeth is the easiest and most important way to ensure dirt and plaque don’t build up on and between your teeth, helping them to look healthy, and preventing them from causing you pain or issues with bad breath. You should use an electric toothbrush rather than a manual toothbrush, making sure not to brush too hard and to maintain regular changeovers of the toothbrush head to ensure hygiene.
2. Use a mouthwash
Mouthwash is even simpler than brushing your teeth (though we’re not recommending it as an alternative) and is the second most important thing you can do to take care of your teeth. Mouthwash contains antibacterial properties to help your mouth and teeth to fight off bacterial infections before they begin. Mouthwash is a great breath freshener too, especially if you struggle with halitosis.
Next up in your dental routine should be flossing. Flossing helps you reach and remove dirt and food debris from between your teeth, which if left untreated will literally rot in your mouth – lovely! This plaque between your teeth cannot be reached by your toothbrush and will generate acid, eating away at your teeth and gums, which will cause you severe dental problems in the long run.
4. Avoid acidic foods
Acidic foods, like certain fruits and even cereals can cause damage to your teeth and erode their enamel. You don’t have to avoid these foods altogether, but rather enjoy them as part of a meal so you can mitigate some of their negative effects on your teeth. Some of the worst offenders for enamel erosion are tomatoes, citrus fruits like oranges and lemons, and – worst of all – soda and soft drinks! (In fact, avoiding sugary soft drinks altogether is one of the most effective things you can do to protect your teeth.
Following these four tips will help you keep your teeth and mouth in tip-top shape – helping you to avoid painful tooth decay, urgent and expensive trips to the dentist, will keep your smile looking great, and your breath smelling fresh for the other people in your life.