A few tips on how to keep your teeth and smile as healthy as possible
Brush, floss and rinse twice a day every day. Sometimes in our busy day to day lives, we forget or overlook these simple tasks. Following a good oral health care regime is a great start to a healthy smile.
Avoid sugar as much as possible. Food and drinks high in sugar become breeding grounds for bacteria once the sugar gets logged on the teeth. The sugar creates an acid environment in your mouth where bacteria thrive, leading to tooth decay.
Vitamins, especially vitamin C can improve dental health issues like loose teeth and bleeding gum. Good sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits. Once you do have citrus food make sure to rinse as it can be highly acidic, which can harm your teeth.
Eating crunchy food such as carrots, celery, and apples can naturally clean your teeth and freshen your breath.
Regular dental visits. Make sure you see your dentist at least every 6 months. Frequent dental visits are not only important to get your teeth cleaned professionally, but also take care of any dental problems while it is still in its early stages.
Prevention ideal, but there are always solutions
While some of the factors which lead to tooth loss – genetics or trauma for example – may be out of our hands, much of the time it is our own habits that leads to the problem. Most people are simply not spending enough time brushing and flossing, and many are seeing their dentist for a cleaning once every couple of years instead of the recommended twice a year.