Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice daily and flossing every day is the best foundation for good oral health.
Another great lifestyle choice is to include in your diet a number of foods that are considered to contribute positively to good oral health. Conversely, you should always be aware of the foods that are most detrimental to your oral health, and to try to limit these wherever possible.
Cheeses, nuts and milk, as well as various meats, are regarded as good for the teeth as the calcium and phosphorus within them provide protection for the enamel of the teeth.
Products that should be avoided are those that are of a high sugar content. This is because they increase the presence of harmful bacteria within the mouth. Some examples of such foods include cookies, muffins/cakes, crisps, dried fruits, and hard sweets such as lollipops and mints.
It is also highly recommended to limit your intake of carbonated soft drinks, and drinks which are of a high sugar content. Find a sugar free alternative to any such drinks in order to lower the potential risk of tooth decay.
If you would like some further advice on the best ways to look after your teeth and gums, or would like to book an appointment at the practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Posted by Oak Mount Dental Practice
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