Need a quick fix for bad breath when you can't brush your teeth? Try pressing a slice of fresh cucumber to the roof of your mouth for a few minutes. It won't be a long-term solution, but it works in a pinch!
Braces can make it more difficult to brush and floss teeth, which can lead to decay. Plaque can build up and cause decay when left on teeth for too long. Make sure to brush thoroughly and do your best to floss to help prevent decay.
Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal or occasionally during the day can help clean your teeth and stimulate saliva. Saliva keeps our teeth healthy and decay-free, so if you're suffering from dry mouth, try a little sugar-free gum!
Did you know there's a link between mouth health and nutrition? Oral infectious diseases, as well as acute, chronic and terminal illnesses with oral symptoms can impact not only our ability to consume food properly, but also our health and nutrition status.
The sugar and acid in food and drinks naturally weakens the enamel on teeth. If you brush right after eating you can brush away tiny particles of enamel. It is best to wait at least an hour after eating to brush, so that you don't brush away enamel.
Have you ever heard of Bruxism? Bruxism is the involuntary grinding or clenching of teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, or catch yourself clenching your teeth during the day, talk to your dentist about ways that you can protect your teeth.
Crunchy snack foods like chips and crackers can easily get stuck in your teeth. When the carbs in these snacks convert to sugar, it damages the enamel on your teeth. Make sure to brush and floss after eating crunchy treats to help protect your teeth.
Sure, reducing your sugar intake helps reduce your risk of cavities, but did you know that it's not the sugar itself that's causing decay? Sugar (including other kinds of carbs!) promotes bacterial growth, and those bacteria release acid that harms your teeth.
Millions of Americans struggle with bad breath, so if you're one of them, know that you're not alone. While many people reach for a pack of gum or mints to cover up their breath, try mouthwash instead. It is a quick fix for bad breath, but it should never be used as a substitute for brushing and flossing.