Did you know that teeth are made up of minerals including calcium and phosphate? Over time, you start to lose some of the minerals in your teeth which can make you more susceptible to cavities and decay. However, don’t fret! There are natural ways to help remineralize and strengthen your teeth to ensure that you continue to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile!
Brush Your Teeth & Use Toothpaste That Contains Fluoride
While it may seem like a no brainer, brushing your teeth is the first step to preventing demineralization. By brushing your teeth, you are removing any harmful bacteria that can eat away at your enamel. In addition to brushing your teeth, we strongly recommend using a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen teeth and boost oral health.
Drink Lots of Water
One of the first benefits of water is that most drinking water contains fluoride! As discussed above, fluoride plays a major role in strengthening teeth. Another key benefit of drinking a lot of water is that it washes away any debris and bacteria in your mouth that may contribute to mineral loss. Water also helps prevent dry mouth which is known to have a negative impact on tooth health.
Chew Sugarless Gum
Many sugarless gums contain xylitol which has been shown to help reduce the chances of developing cavities. Chewing gum helps stimulate saliva production and also removes plaque and bacteria from teeth.
Eat Healthy Foods
A healthy diet can help improve your overall health and your oral health. For example, eating calcium-rich foods helps replenish the calcium that has been stripped away by natural wear and tear and bacteria. Multivitamins are also a great way to help boost your oral health.
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