Your teeth are incredibly important; you use them every day, and once you’re an adult that’s the only set you’re going to get! That’s why it’s imperative to look after them – even though you’ve heard it endless times from your parents as a child and now from your dentist, it’s easy to let oral hygiene slip.
But it’s also equally easy to keep them in good health; all it takes is a little persistence to get a routine going, and these five top tips, and you’ll be well on your way to healthier teeth.
1. Have a good oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and using some form of interdental cleaning.
2. Use fluoride containing toothpaste to help protect your teeth.
3. Have a balanced diet and reduce the frequency of sugar consumption throughout the day.
4. Regular visits to your dentist to check your oral health, including oral cancer screening.
5. Be aware of signs of clenching and grinding:
-Tenderness of facial muscles
-Problems with opening and closing your mouth including clicking and locking
-Wearing down teeth surfaces
-Frequent chipping or fracturing of teeth and restorations (fillings, veneers, crowns)
– Ear aches