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Tips To Keep Your Enamel Strong

Jul 22nd, 2018

Enamel is one of the strongest substances in your body. It serves as a protective barrier around teeth and is subject to decay when teeth are not well maintained. While many foods can harm enamel, here are a few things that you can do to keep enamel strong and free of decay.

Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

Stick to water instead of juice, and try carrot sticks instead of gummy bears to keep your enamel healthy. Bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugar from your foods and drinks and then make acids. These acids wear away at enamel and cause tooth decay.

Eat Foods that Protect Enamel

Adding calcium to your diet is a great way to counter decay as well as building strong bones and teeth. Try incorporating milk, cheese, and yogurt to help neutralize the acid in your mouth. Make sure to opt for the low-fat or fat-free option to keep your waistline and your teeth happy.

Avoid Over-Brushing

Brushing too aggressively is an easy way to harm your enamel. Instead use a soft-bristled brush and brush in short, gentle strokes to keep your teeth clean without harming enamel.

Use Fluoride

Fluoride helps strengthen enamel and fight cavities. Add fluoride to your daily oral health routine in order to reap the benefits of fluoride. Fluoride has been shown to repair early stages of decay and make teeth more resistant to acids from foods.

Try these tips to keep enamel strong and healthy. For more information on enamel and long-term oral health contact your dentist today!

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