How can I make my teeth strong?
Here are some tips to help you look after your teeth.
- Brush regularly (twice a day): Choose a toothbrush with a small head to have better access to back teeth and soft bristles which are kind with your gums. The best time for brushing is 10 minutes after your meals.
- Use fluoridated toothpaste: Fluoride will assist your teeth, strengthening your tooth enamel and reducing the risk of the cavities.
- Brush vigilantly: Brush every single tooth for at least 2 minutes. When kids are brushing supervise them to do it correctly and thoroughly.
- Floss your teeth every day: Take your time when you are flossing; gently floss between each tooth.
- Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials, etc: Acidic liquids soften tooth material and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel, leading to a cavity.
- Avoid sugary foods and snacks: Bacteria in your mouth change sugars into acids. If you have a sweet tooth, always rinse your teeth after eating chocolate or sweet snacks, or at least drink a couple of glass of water!
- Protect your teeth: Wear a mouthguard if you suffer from teeth-grinding and/or when doing contact sports. Please call Distinct Dental Centre, if you need more information
- Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food: If you use them to crack nuts, remove bottle tops or rip open packaging, you risk chipping or even breaking your teeth.
- Do not forget to visit your dentist for a regular check-up: If you have a dental problems such as a toothache or bleeding gums please call us for further investigation. If you feel anxious whenever you see a dentist, please express your anxiety to our team when making your appointment.
- Diet: eat a balanced diet comprised of foods which are healthy for gums and teeth. These include:
– Fibres and minerals such as whole grain bread
– Water and juice, always keep hydrated
– Proteins, fruits and vegetables, Low-Fat Dairy
– Calcium reach food like cheese and nuts