If you long for smile full of pearly whites, you need to make sure you’re looking after your teeth. You’re going to need them for a long time! Here are 10 top tips for taking good care of your teeth.
Avoid sugary snacks and smoking
This won’t come as a surprise to you. Knocking back full-fat coke during your cigarette break isn’t exactly part of a balanced diet. In addition to the amount of cavity-causing sugar, the acidic nature of fizzy drinks (yes, even the diet ones) can erode a tooth’s enamel. Lighting up will also turn that enamel a repulsive shade of yellow, possibly cause oral cancer, and shave about 14 years off your expected life span. Nip it in the bud now!
Eat teeth-strengthening foods
Not all foods spell trouble for your teeth. Dairy products, for example, are loaded with calcium, which strengthens a tooth’s outer coating of enamel and onions contain sulphur compounds that fight bacteria. You might not be at your most kissable after chomping on onion, but a simple stick of gum can freshen your breath and help remove plaque.