Feed Your Teeth!

Teeth are not just solid stone lifeless objects, but living tissues. Just as other parts of your body require nutrients and fostering, so do your teeth. The mouth is the access to your overall wellness. It’s true that you are what you eat, it’s even true for your teeth and gums. When you drink sugary brews and eat starchy diets, you’re not only serving yourself but you’re also serving the plaque that can cause caries and discoloration of teeth.

Some foods invite tooth decay, but others help fight plaque build up and benefit keeping the teeth and gums fit. Teeth need to eat! Did you know a nurtured tooth can block cavity? The dentine under the enamel, develop and heal itself, but it wants oxygen, nerve supply and nutrition. Spondon Dental Derby has provided some facts to keep in mind while feeding your teeth:

• Eating right: Excluding sugar and adding vital nurturing diet with minerals and antioxidants safeguards your teeth from decomposing, encourages disease free gums and keeps harmful bacteria’s and infections absent.

• Brushing: Brushing appropriately at least twice a day eliminates the plaque that sticks to teeth. When bacteria in plaque interact with food, it produces acids, and these acids lead to cavities.

• Flossing: Flossing teeth once in a day helps to get rid of food and plaque between the teeth, where a toothbrush cannot reach. If plaque stays in the middle of teeth, it hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist.

• Visiting the dentist: To maintain healthy teeth and gums visit Spondon Dental Derby at least once in every six months. It is essential to have regular check-ups and expert cleanings. You should also visit us if you have a toothache, bleeding or swollen gums.

• Rinsing: In addition to the above four steps, using antibacterial mouthwash reduces bacteria which is caused by plaque and gum disease. Fluoride mouthwash helps to lessen and stop tooth decay. It is not recommended for children ages 6 or younger because they may gulp the solution.