Tooth enamel is the outer layer of your teeth which helps to protect the inner parts from decay and harmful bacteria. A little wear and tear with age and from chewing is normal. Even then, you need to maintain the health of your tooth enamel since it is closely correlated to your overall oral health. Therefore, a good oral hygiene routine is essential!
Our friendly team at Quarry Park Dental has compiled these tips to help you keep your tooth enamel in top shape.
Avoid Sugary Foods And Drinks
To maintain good oral hygiene, limit your sugary food intake. Note that sugar on its own is not the cause of decayed teeth. Your actions after eating sugary foods are what causes the decay. If you don’t brush or rinse your mouth after having such a meal, bacteria in your mouth feed on this sugar, making dental plaque, which in turn causes cavities. Frequent snacking on high-sugar foods and drinks increases the amount of time your teeth are exposed to various enamel dissolving acids.
Practice A Good Oral Hygiene Routine
Brush your teeth in the morning when you wake up, and in the evening before you go to bed. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This helps get rid of any food debris and plaque that may be stuck in your mouth. A soft-bristled toothbrush also reduces enamel wear. Remember to floss regularly to remove any food remains from between your teeth and other areas where your toothbrush may not reach.
Eat Foods Rich in Calcium
Our Calgary dentists will tell you that foods rich in calcium are essential for strong enamel. These foods include nuts and leafy greens, which are packed with minerals to help remineralize your enamel.
Remember Your Biannual Dental Check-Ups!
Making biannual dental visits to our Calgary dental office for routine dental examination is a great way to ensure your enamel is in good shape. Here you will meet Dr. Sonuhi, Dr. Chattha, or Dr. Gill, who will examine your teeth for any signs of cavities. If you have any tooth issues, contact us now to book an appointment today. We’d be happy to speak with you about our dental services, such as Invisalign, composite fillings, dental implants, and more!