An often-overlooked step in oral hygiene is drinking water. Drinking water is good for your overall health of course, but it can be vital to your oral health too.
Water functions a lot like saliva when it comes to keeping your mouth clean. They both help you rinse your mouth and keep bacteria from settling on your teeth and gums.
Drinking water is a simple and easy step to incorporate into your daily life when you’re considering how to keep your teeth healthy.
5. Eat right
Lunchtime or even morning or afternoon tea rolls around and we take a break to enjoy a meal or a light snack. Eating is a normal part of the day, but keep in mind how your food is affecting your teeth.
Heavy-coloured foods and foods with artificial colouring along with drinks like tea, coffee, and red wine can all stain your teeth. And sugary snacks can affect the strength of your teeth and even create tooth decay.
Try eating things like apples, raw celery, raw carrot, raw broccoli, green beans are all great foods to help you keep your teeth bright and white and help to promote blood flow to keep hums healthy too.
If you enjoy dairy, you can swap out the soft cheese for hard cheese—that way you’re still getting that important calcium, but you’re also getting the hard cheese-specific proteins that help to prevent the loss of important minerals in the mouth.
Snacking on seeds and nuts can help as well—their abrasive texture helps remove surface stains while you snack. Even strawberries can help, thanks to their malic acid that can stimulate your saliva glands and help your oral system stay healthy.