In order to keep yourself looking and feeling your best you have to practice healthy habits and implement them into your life as part of a regular routine. Your dental health is no different.
Here are some great tips to consider in order to keep your teeth looking bright and healthy.
Sweets – Ideally it would be best to avoid items that are loaded with sugar altogether, but that can be difficult for some. If you feel the need to eat or drink something sweet it is best to do it as part of a full meal and not on its own, that way the overall affects are minimized and you can brush/rinse right afterward.
Snacking – This can be a hard thing for people to avoid doing but the positive effects in the long run are worthwhile. The usual suspects when it comes to snack food items are usually of the acidic or sweet variety which can really put your teeth through the ringer. If you do snack on these items try to brush/rinse afterwards, otherwise try to enjoy snacks that aren’t as damaging to your teeth and gums.
Straws – How you consume certain foods and beverages can also have an impact on your teeth. If you do happen to drink something that contains a lot of sugar and/or is acidic, use a straw. A straw will direct the beverage away from your teeth, allowing them to be less affected.
Knowing the right foods and beverages to eat and drink is only half the battle. Make sure you keep up on your oral care at home by regularly brushing, flossing and rinsing and visit your Ottawa dentist regularly so they can make sure you’re doing a good job and inspect things more thoroughly