To achieve a beautiful and healthy smile is a lifelong commitment. However, it’s never too late to take control of your oral health! Maintaining your smile takes commitment, practice and consistency. Our team of dental professionals want to help with some tips to keep your teeth strong, healthy, and cavity-free in 2021 and beyond!
Start With A Healthy Diet
Be aware of your diet as your teeth reflect what you eat. Acidic foods can erode the enamel of your teeth, while candy, chocolate, and sugary drinks encourage cavities. Eating the right foods can go a long way in ensuring you have healthy teeth and a white smile.
Try adding more dairy products into your diet such as yogurt, milk, and cheese. These are rich in calcium and vitamin D, which build a strong enamel that protects the teeth. Salmon, soy, and tofu also can assist in building strong teeth and bones.
Crunchy vegetables such as carrots and celery are excellent ‘tooth cleaners’. They stimulate the flow of saliva, which, along with water, helps to remove bacteria that can cause cavities. Carrots also contain vitamin C and keratins, which also helps to fight cavities!
Consider adding leafy greens, apples, pears, nuts, meats, and fatty fish for overall oral health. At Erinwood Dental, we highly recommend drinking fluoridated water if it’s available to you.
Maintain Consistent Oral Hygiene
The leading cause of cavities is plaque, which develops when teeth aren’t cleaned properly. Brushing twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and flossing is vital in removing the plaque. Consistent oral hygiene will assist in preventing cavities and other oral hygiene diseases. When brushing, remember to pay attention to the back teeth. Don’t brush aggressively, use circular motions, and if possible, use an electric brush.
Keep Up With Dental Appointments
On a biannual basis, you should make a trip to visit our dental clinic in Mississauga. Our dentists can provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and spot any potential problems before they get worse. If you do have a dental issue, we will provide you with proper treatment, and tips on how you can maintain a healthy smile.
Dental problems don’t have to define your life! Book an appointment at our Mississauga dental office today for comprehensive dental services. We’d be happy to speak with you about preventative care, cosmetic dentistry, dental emergencies, Invisalign, and full and partial dentures, among others. Fill out a contact form on our website today!