Ok, maybe these aren’t secrets, but helpful reminders about what you need to do to keep your teeth healthy. These 3 ways that will help you keep your teeth strong and healthy, is not rocket science, but hopefully this post will help you be more diligent in keeping your oral health striving.
Do Your Gums Bleed?
It is unfortunate, but some people are more prone to having bloody gums than others. Regardless of how prone you are, you should always practice proper oral care and maintain a great diet.
Bloody gums are often a sign of gum disease. If you don’t give the necessary care for your teeth at this point, you really make yourself susceptible to losing teeth. If you want to prevent gum disease from taking over in your mouth, brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time. You need to FLOSS every night. These simple things will help you prevent puffy, sore, and inflamed gums.
It is no secret that sugar causes tooth decay. In addition to sugar is starch. Starch is found in foods that are sugary, such as cookies, soda and candy. Are you a bread lover? Bread and cereals also have starch and are contributing roles in tooth decay.
To help you understand how starch works, we will explain. When you consume foods that have starch in them, the starch mixes with your saliva. Saliva has an enzyme called amylase and when it mixes with starch it makes an acid. Exposing your teeth to this acid will destroy your enamel over time, which makes your teeth susceptible to decay.
It is okay to eat those food, try to brush your teeth within an hour of consuming those foods, to avoid decay.
For our “third” secret, eating the right foods to protect your teeth. Eating a balanced diet with plenty of vegetables will also help you gums be healthy. Another reason for bloody gums is a lack of vitamin C. In addition, consume foods that are rich in calcium, fresh fruits and veggies, and tea. Why tea? Tea is a good source of fluoride that will give your teeth extra strength.