Good dental hygiene is such a well-known staple of maintaining good dental health that most people already recognize its importance. However, some people also believe that all they need is a good hygiene routine to properly protect their teeth, even if they aren’t always exactly consistent with it. The truth is that your teeth have to remain strong in order to remain healthy, and in addition to consistency in your routine, you may also boost their strength with these few everyday tips.
Use the right dental hygiene products
Not every toothpaste and toothbrush is the same, and some may not provide the teeth-cleaning capabilities that you need to adequately care for your teeth. For example, if the bristles on your toothbrush are too harsh, you may end up damaging your tooth enamel instead of just cleaning it. The same may be true if your toothpaste is too abrasive, or if you don’t use a gentle enough floss. Choose the products that suit your dental health needs best, such as a softer-bristled brush and a toothpaste that contains fluoride to boost the strength of your tooth enamel.
Choose foods that your teeth appreciate
Your teeth are inherently strong when they’re healthy, but they don’t remain that way without deliberate care and attention. Using the right hygiene tools is one factor, but so is ensuring that your teeth have the tools they need to stay strong and resilient. For instance, their main defense, which is the highly mineralized layer of enamel that surrounds them, requires an ample supply of minerals like calcium to constantly stay strong. Like many other vital minerals and nutrients, calcium can only be obtained through your diet, and your teeth will need you to stick to healthy diet to maintain their strength for life.
Remember your teeth throughout the day
The problem with thinking that your oral health starts and ends with your hygiene routine is that oral bacteria don’t stop accumulating on your teeth after you’ve brushed and flossed them away. They’ll continue to accumulate on your teeth surfaces throughout the day and metabolize nutrients into harmful substances to attack your teeth. Keep this in mind when eating and snacking and try to avoid exposing your teeth too often. When possible, brush your teeth shortly after eating or drinking anything, or rinse them thoroughly with water to wash away most of the bacteria and food particles that have gathered.
Make your teeth stronger and more resilient
Keeping your teeth healthy with consistently good hygiene is one thing, but you can keep your smile even healthier by actively strengthening your teeth throughout the day. To learn more, contact our office by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY, today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-6930.