Don’t wait for a problem to arise, take steps now to guard against it. Your tooth’s enamel is what protects it from the bacterial infection that can cause decay, but without proper care the enamel can begin to deteriorate.
We all know that brushing and flossing are high on the list of to do’s when it comes to preserving our oral health, but you must use a toothpaste that contains a sufficient amount of fluoride to insure that it will work to strengthen your tooth enamel. Your other main source of fluoride is the water that comes directly from your tap. Most community drinking water is properly fluoridated while a lot of bottled waters are not.
As far as brushing is concerned, dentists and hygienists like to remind patients to go gently, brushing too hard or with a hard bristle brush can take a toll on your tooth enamel.
Some of the foods that you eat are particularly good for your teeth while others can damage them. Try to avoid too many starchy or sweet foods and definitely cut back on the carbonated sodas that you consume in a day. Again, plain old water is the better choice. Don’t deny yourself the occasional sweet treat, that never seems to work well, but do include a healthy dose of smart food choices like dairy products in your daily diet.
Next time you visit your dentist ask her advice on how to keep your tooth enamel strong and healthy. Call Kendra Patterson, DMD in Denver @ 303-722-9504.