Did you know that tooth enamel is the second hardest naturally-occurring substance on earth? As hard and strong as it may be, your tooth enamel still needs protection from tooth decay and cavities. While some wear and tear is normal, there’s a lot you can do to keep your enamel strong this New Year. The following are some helpful suggestions from our team of dental professionals:
Eat Foods That Protect Your Enamel
Your mouth has bacteria that feeds on sugar from foods and drinks. The bacteria generates acids that can soften and wear away your tooth enamel. Therefore, consumption of sugary foods and drinks can cause a lot of damage to your teeth.
As you limit sugar in your diet, you should consider consuming foods that are known to protect your enamel. These include foods that are rich in calcium and most dairy products. Also, chewing sugar-free gum after a meal helps to reduce the amount of acid in your mouth and generates more saliva.
Observe Good Oral Hygiene Practices
To maintain good oral hygiene, you should brush your teeth twice a day, floss once per day, and rinse your mouth after brushing and flossing. While at it, you should:
Avoid brushing too fast or hard.
Use a soft-bristle toothbrush.
Use fluoride toothpaste as it helps to prevent cavities and strengthen the enamel.
To ensure that you make the right choice when buying, be sure to choose those that hold the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Seal.
Keep Up With Your Dental Appointments
If you take your oral health for granted, dental problems will become the norm. To keep teeth and gum problems at bay, you should keep up with your dental appointments. We recommend visiting our dental office for regular check-ups and cleanups at least every six months.
Would you like to give your enamel a strong boost this New Year? If you’ve answered in the affirmative, you should seriously consider seeing a Calgary dentist sooner rather than later!
At The Dental Room, we take our patients’ oral health seriously, that’s why we are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental services. Whether you want to have a regular check-up or thorough dental services like teeth whitening, dental implants, or Invisalign, we can help.
Contact us or give us a call at (403) 269-5411 today to book an appointment or to enquire about our Calgary dental services.