Just like your mum always told you — the best way to keep the cavities at bay is to brush and floss your teeth every day. Dentists actually recommend brushing twice daily to keep your pearly whites healthy and shiny. Always brush and floss at night, as bacteria can stew overnight. For your second daily dose, sneak into the ladies room at work with to-go flosses and toothbrushes.
Say no to hot and cold
Skimp on taking a swig of coffee followed by a sip of ice-cold water. Switching from one extreme to another can actually cause teeth to expand and create small cracks in your enamel. To keep teeth looking great, grab a straw to keep liquid away from teeth, or be sure to wait a few minutes between sips.
Staying hydrated not only leaves your skin with a healthy glow, but it also keeps your teeth looking great as well. Drinking a lot of H20 promotes healthy saliva production, which can help fight the nasty bacteria hoarding in your mouth. Tap water also often contains added natural fluoride, which is found in toothpastes and mouthwashes. So drink up!
An apple a day not only keeps the doctor away, but it also keeps the dentist away, as well. Your teeth are an insight to your health — healthy teeth usually equal a healthy body. Fruit and raw veggies can help with teeth cleaning, while calcium-enriched foods help to promote strong teeth. Stray away from sugary foods that can stick to teeth and cause cavities. But, if you just can’t resist, make sure to brush afterwards.
Visit the dentist
As gut-wrenching as it may be, visiting your dentist at least twice a year will help keep your pearly whites looking their best. Not only is it important to get your teeth cleaned, but your dentist and hygienist can also catch a cavity before it spreads to a root canal. Yikes!
Today, there are plenty of at home teeth-whitening kits that can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of the whitening procedures done at the dental office. Look into whitening strips, brushes and toothpastes to keep your smile looking as sexy as possible.