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!
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.
Fizzy drinks = fuzzy teeth. What do we mean by that? When you drink sodas, it's an acid attack on your teeth. And when you drink too many or sip throughout the day, the constant acidity wears down the layers of your enamel...hence, 'fuzzy' 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.