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When it comes to oral health, nothing is more important than flossing, brushing and rinsing with mouthwash to maintain that fantastic healthy grin for years to come. But did you know there are other things you can do to preserve that smile? From choosing right foods to avoiding certain things, here are some other ways, including brushing and flossing, that help keep that grin not just pearly white, but healthy too.

Keep ‘Em Clean

Keeping your teeth clean is, of course, the number one way to ensure they stay healthy and strong for many, many years. Start by flossing in between the teeth and along the gum line to free any debris from the gums and then brush the teeth and gums using soft bristles and fluoridated toothpaste. Soft bristles will help protect the gums from damage and potential abrasions while fluoridated toothpaste is key to protecting and strengthening enamel of teeth to help prevent cavities as well as breakage in the future.

Avoid Sugars

Sugary foods can be a downfall for the healthy tooth, with sugars helping to break down enamel and cause tooth weakness and breakage as well as cavities. Sugars can remain in the mouth and the saliva long after eating, so it’s a good idea to brush after meals if possible.

Use Teeth Just For Eating

Never under any circumstance use teeth for opening jars, bottles or bags. While it may seem like a good, easy and convenient idea at the time, serious damage can be done to the teeth while doing this. Protect your teeth by using them just for eating but likewise, try to avoid overly hard, crunchy foods that can cause unexpected breakage.

Dental Check Ups

Going to see your local Harlow dentist to keep your teeth in tip top shape is one of the best ways to ensure your teeth have strength, health and longevity. Be sure to undergo any procedures necessary in order to ensure your teeth remain their strongest, healthiest selves and continue to see your dentist regularly to keep any potential nasty problems at bay. While, of course, no one wants to undergo certain procedures, you will likely find that they have a number of benefits and even hurt less than going without the procedure.

So there you have a couple of great ways you can keep your smile healthy, shining and strong for your whole life. By taking care of your teeth now you can be sure to still have those pearly whites when you’re old and grey. Good luck!