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February 8, 2017Caring for your teeth
Here we advise the basic steps on keeping your gums and teeth healthy:
Always brush for at least ‘2 minutes’.
Always use a Flouride toothpaste. Fluoride protects the enamel and makes you less likely to get cavities.
Floss, floss, floss – every day. Flossing helps reach areas your toothbrush can’t. If you don’t floss, food, plaque, and bacteria will build up there.
Brush or scrape your tongue. The surface of your tongue is uneven. This means that food particles and bacteria often get trapped there.
Don’t smoke. Smoking will stain your teeth yellow, give you bad breath, and make you more likely to get gum disease or mouth cancers. If you need help quitting smoking, there are many resources available. Get support from friends, family, or a support group.
Limit your sugar consumption. Sugar erodes the enamel on your teeth because as it breaks down, it produces acid which wears away your enamel.
Protect your teeth by eating a healthy balanced diet. Fruits such as apples and pears and vegetables such as broccoli, carrots and cucumbers are a great source of minerals and vitamins.
Reduce the amount of alcohol you drink. Alcohol damages the enamel on your teeth and increases your risk of tooth decay.
For best long-term results, you should have your teeth cleaned at least twice a year. Speak to your Dentist who will recommended a suitable dental plan.
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