What you eat every single day settles in your cheek teeth. If you do not remove it, it will start to accumulate and break down, leaving cavities in the teeth. Although children have a greater tendency to get cavities in their teeth thanks to their intake of sweet things, so can adults who do not have good hygiene.
In today’s article you will learn several tips to prevent cavities in your teeth.
Bacteria live in your mouth, and when they come in contact with saliva and other substances such as the acid and sugar you ingest, it causes cavities. They are formed because the acid you ingest attacks the enamel on your teeth, weakens it and forms small cracks.
Caries is formed in the small cracks, like a dark or black spot on the surface of the tooth. Caries is not something that can be cured with medication over time as it will only aggravate the problem.
The only way to prevent the bacteria from continuing to “eat” your tooth enamel is by removing the tissue that has been damaged and replacing it with a paste or some special amalgam.
All this is done by your dentist. Caries is not dangerous if it is treated in time, although it is better to prevent it so that you keep your teeth healthy for as long of your life as possible.
The prevailing in this article will help you teach your children to prevent cavities, by promoting good oral hygiene so that you can avoid repeated visits to the dentist.
You will save money, pain and wasted time… as well as improve their overall health. And by the way, you also need to follow these tips yourself to the letter to set a good example.
Among the sugary foods you should avoid are a number of sweet things like sweets, sodas and anything else that contains processed sugar. They cause damage to your teeth and cheek teeth. Teach your kids to eat less candy, replace cake with fruit and send them to school with a packed lunch to avoid sweet treats.
It is also important that they learn to brush their teeth and floss after eating something sweet. If they are not home at that time, they can drink some water to flush the sugar out of their mouths.
If you constantly have food in your mouth, you will not only gain weight, you will also experience more dental problems. Try to limit your food intake to four times a day: breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner. Do not eat between meals and brush your teeth after each meal.
First and foremost, always brush your teeth at least twice a day (when you wake up and before going to bed). Brush again after lunch if possible.
Good oral hygiene starts with this simple habit. You can have a small travel toothbrush in your bag or suitcase so that there is no leftover food in your mouth when you are not home.
Flossing is another great way to remove food debris that is “trapped” between your teeth and where your toothbrush cannot get in. It is abundant to floss once a day as long as you do it in the evening.
Pay attention to where you store your dental floss so that it does not come into contact with water or moisture in the bathroom. Floss when you have eaten cookies, cereals or bread – anything that can get stuck between your teeth.
When you chew your food well, you prevent small pieces from getting stuck in your teeth, especially when you are not home and cannot floss.
Lemon juice is an excellent home remedy to prevent cavities in the teeth. All you have to do is mix a few drops of this citrus fruit in a glass of water and drink it after brushing your teeth. The pH of the lemon juice will help prevent damage to the enamel.
A good way to promote blood circulation in the gums is by massaging them with gentle, circular, or up and down, movements. It will improve the health of your gums and help you avoid certain ailments as well as caries. Remember that you will not experience bacterial growth or cavities when your teeth are healthy.
Have you ever wondered why you get a glass of water with your coffee or red wine when you go to a restaurant?
It can help improve your breathing or remove a bad taste in your mouth after consuming these drinks, but it also helps prevent caries. The same is true when you eat very acidic fruits or drink alcoholic items.
This is a habit parents will have to encode in their children. Never, under any circumstances, go to bed without brushing your teeth. Remember that the bacteria feed on everything you have eaten during the day while you sleep.
You may be tired, you may have worked hard all day and may be falling into a deep sleep – but it may pay to spend two minutes brushing your teeth thoroughly.
Dairy products such as milk and yogurt are not the only good source of calcium. Green vegetables like kale, spinach and broccoli are also good choices.
Almonds are another great way to add calcium to your diet. For example, if you are lactose intolerant, you can buy almond milk.
Celery and carrots are known to clean teeth because the fiber helps remove leftovers from previous meals. Apple peel helps strengthen teeth, whitens them and removes food debris that accumulates between the teeth. In addition, apples are an excellent dessert that can tame your craving for sweet things.