THE quality of your teeth is often used as a measurement of your general health. Keeping your teeth strong and healthy not only gives you a pearly white smile, it protects your mouth and other parts of your body.
Cavities and infections in the mouth can cause a range of other ailments such as ear infections and mouth pain.
Here are some steps to follow for strong, healthy teeth:
» Brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush at least twice a day (after you wake up and before you go to bed).
» Floss at least once every day to ensure that food doesn’t deteriorate between your teeth and end up creating cavities that can weaken your teeth. Flossing also helps circulate the blood into your gums, which support your teeth.
» Rinse with a mouthwash that contains fluoride at least once a day. Fluoride strengthens your enamel and prevents soft spots, which have the potential to turn into cavities.
» Consume foods that are high in calcium and vitamin D, which promote bone health.
» Eat a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables and protein.
--- The Sun Daily