Strong teeth are a blessing and it is very important to take proper care of teeth so as to be sure you can enjoy hard food items even in your old age. Tooth decay is the most common cause of weak teeth. A proper and regular dental routine may ensure strong and healthy teeth. Following are a few tips to have strong teeth.
Ensure you are not lacking minerals like calcium and fluoride
Calcium is very important to make your bones strong. Not only this, it also plays a very important role when your adult teeth are growing. Since the age of nine and ten is very crucial for bone and teeth development so it is important to ensure proper supply of calcium. Moreover, fluoride is a very important to prevent tooth decay. If you don’t have fluoride in the drinking water, you can ensure its supply by brushing your teeth with a toothpaste having fluoride. This will ensure strong teeth.
Proper and daily brushing ensure strong teeth
Brushing your teeth twice a day (in the morning and at night) is very important to make them strong. However, proper brushing techniques must be followed to ensure all the sticky plaque and food particles are removed properly because if they are not removed, they’ll turn into acid resulting in tooth decay. Always use a soft toothbrush and a light toothpaste having fluoride in it to avoid damage to the gum line. Hold the tooth brush at 45 degrees and brush in an up and down motion.
Rinsing is very important to make teeth strong. It should be done once in a day to kill all the bacteria and bad breath. Look for a mouthwash having antibacterial agent and fluoride and take the amount mentioned on it. Rustle it around the mouth for 30 seconds and then spit out (don’t swallow it). Doing it daily will make your teeth strong since all the bacteria are gone which may otherwise cause tooth decay.
Eat Balanced diet
Make sure your diet contains the nutrients required for the development of your teeth. Other than calcium and fluoride, nutrients like protein and phosphorus are also very important for strong teeth. Go for milk and cheese as they are rich in what your teeth needs to be strong. Avoid sugary food items because if they stay on your teeth they can result in tooth decay. Make sure you brush your teeth every time you take any sugary or starchy food item that has the capacity to stick on your teeth. Recent studies say that taking black tea regularly can help to suppress the growth of cavity-causing bacteria
Visit your Dentist
Don’t forget to see your dentist for a regular dental checkup every 6 months. Most of the dental problems do not turn painful or visible until they become highly advanced. So if you regularly undergo periodic dental checkup you can detect problems at the early stage and can always keep your teeth in a healthy state.