Have you wondered what would happen if you have no teeth? If you don’t take proper care of your pearly whites, your teeth will fall out in no time. Fortunately, we can keep our teeth stronger and whiter by following a simple routine. Here are some tips to keep your teeth white and strengthen them.
Make Flossing a Habit
Many people skip flossing as they think brushing can clean the teeth thoroughly. However, brushing fails to clean the gaps between the teeth, hence it is not able to remove the food debris and plaque from the backmost molars. Flossing, on the other hand, can clean your teeth from all the sides.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is so beneficial, so easily available, yet so easily overlooked. It helps wash away food and bacteria which is left in your mouth. It also neutralizes the acidity that causes tooth erosion. Ideally, you should rinse your mouth after every meal so that you can wash away all the leftovers in your mouth.
Limit Sugary Foods and Drinks
Bacteria feed on sugary foods and drinks in your mouth, processing acids which erode away your enamel. Candies that stick to your teeth can also damage them. On the other hand, soft drinks too have acids that wear down enamel over time.
Not only smoking gives you bad breath, but it can also make your teeth yellowish. It can affect the production of saliva, thus affecting the teeth. Apart from the teeth, smoking is injurious to your health as it affects the majority of your body organs, which means you have a lot more reasons to quit smoking today.
Eating a balanced diet will provide you with all the essential nutrients that your teeth require, such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, etc.
Using the Right Dental Products
Using the right products such as toothbrush and toothpaste can make a huge difference in your tooth health. So, don’t try to save money while shopping for dental care, because your teeth will be the ones to suffer in the long run.
Stop Chewing Non-Food Products
Biting your nails, chewing a pencil can scrap your enamel, particularly the surface which is doing the biting. This results in enamel loss.
Consult a Dental Professional Regularly
You can effectively monitor your dental health and ensure that your teeth are disease-free by getting regular dental check-ups at your dental clinic every three months. And if you already have a problem, your dentist will be able to treat it early if you get it checked on time.
So, Smile ‘cause it is so easy to keep your whites really white.