Strengthen Adult Teeth

Posted on : 26-11-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Healthy Food, Oral Health

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Teeth are made up of enamel, dentine, cementum and pulp. They help you break down food so it’s easier to swallow and digest. Their frequent use and exposure to food, drink, air and bacteria causes teeth, particularly the enamel, to wear down. Worn teeth can be sensitive, painful and are more prone to disease and decay. If you take steps to strengthen your teeth they’ll stay healthier and last a lot longer.

Strengthen Adult Teeth

 

1. Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste and soft bristle toothbrush.Brush in a circular motion for at least two minutes, going over each individual tooth. Brush the tongue and cheeks to combat bacteria. The fluoride in the toothpaste strengthens the enamel.

2. Get 1200 mg of calcium daily. The calcium strengthens the inside of the tooth. Eat calcium rich foods, including dairy like cheese and milk, fruits and .vegetables like figs and kale, and nuts like almonds and sesame seeds. Take nutritional supplements, such as calcium carbonate or calcium citrate if you can not get enough calcium from foods.

3. Chew sugarless gum after meals. Chewing gum increases the production of saliva. The extra saliva neutralizes high levels of acidity in the mouth, preventing decay. Extra saliva also allows more minerals, like calcium, phosphate and fluoride, to reach your teeth. These minerals strengthen the enamel.

4. See your dentist regularly. He can take X-rays and identify weak areas in your teeth. He can then apply a sealant to help strengthen the weak teeth.The dentist applies a plastic liquid sealant to the teeth and uses light to harden it. The sealant acts as a barrier to protect the teeth from bacteria, reducing your risk of developing tooth decay and cavities. Some sealants release fluoride.

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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