Do you want stronger, healthier teeth? You’re not alone. Most of us want a healthy, happy, and beautiful smile, and that means making your teeth as strong as possible!
However, making your teeth stronger doesn’t just mean brushing twice daily – there’s a lot more to it than that. The outer layer of your tooth, known as the enamel, is the part of the tooth that is white and shiny, but also protects your inner-tooth from bacteria and decay.
You need to take special care of the enamel of your teeth to prevent decay through regular brushing and flossing. Not only that, but keeping your teeth strong and healthy also means regular dentist visits, staying clear of certain foods and beverages and much more.
If you want to strengthen your teeth, follow our top four tips for making them stronger than ever before!
Avoid Foods and Beverages that Harm Your Teeth
Acidic and sugary foods and drinks are bad for our teeth. That’s because bacteria loves sugar – bacteria consumes sugar and creates acid that will harm your tooth enamel. It’s not just candy you should be careful of, but starchy foods like chips and soft bread can get stuck between your teeth and convert to sugar, feeding that very same bacteria.
Alongside sugary foods, acidic foods like citrus fruits, and sour candies can also put your enamel at risk. It’s best to reduce intake of these foods and only consume them in moderation.
Practice Proper Oral Hygiene
If you’re brushing twice daily, that’s a great start on the pathway towards healthier teeth. However, you should brush twice daily, and floss. In addition to this, proper technique is important to make the most out of your brushing time.
Some tips to make sure you’re brushing properly include: waiting 30 minutes after eating before brushing, using toothpaste with fluoride, and using a soft-bristle brush at a 45-degree angle.
Don’t Grind Your Teeth!
Grinding your teeth can damage, loosen and chip your teeth. Chronic teeth grinding is common when stressed, and at night. If you notice you have a grinding problem, you can seek out solutions including a fitted mouth guard to wear at night, light exercise for stress, among other things. It’s always best to consult with your dentist to find the best solution for you.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
You should visit your dentist at least every 6 months for cleanings and checkups. Your dentist will look for problems before they can cause any real damage. During these checkups, you can ask your dentist any questions regarding your oral health, including anything you might need to know about brushing, flossing and diet decisions to help keep your teeth strong.
At Marx Family Dental, we are proud to offer caring, friendly and gentle dentistry for your whole family. At our practice, you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.