Advice For Avoiding Tooth Decay

We all know that we need to brush our teeth regularly, floss and go to the dentist regularly, but there are a number of other things that we can be doing to take care of our oral health.

A recent article for the Epoch Times offered some advice from dentists about what you can do to better look after your teeth.

One of the top pieces of advice is to make sure you don’t skip brushing your teeth first thing in the morning. This is one of the most important brushes of the day, and failing to do this can mean that any tooth decay can speed up.

When you’re buying the likes of toothbrushes and toothpaste, think carefully about what you’re using. The news provider notes that hard bristled toothbrushes aren’t the best option if you’ve got sensitive teeth, because they can be too harsh on your enamel.

Looking after your teeth doesn’t stop with your oral hygiene regime though. You also need to look at your diet and how that could be impacting the likelihood of tooth decay.

Sugar in particular can cause serious damage to your teeth. Among the tips are to wash meals down with water to help rinse the food residue away, and to limit the amount of sugar you have in your diet. As well as the obvious culprits like chocolate and sweets, don’t forget about sugars found in fruit, bread and potatoes, for instance.

Last month, figures published by Public Health England revealed that 90 per cent of all tooth extractions among children were carried out as a result of tooth decay.

Make sure that regular visits to your Guildford dental practice are part of your family’s routine to help prevent your children suffering from tooth decay at a young age.