To decrease the risk of developing any dental problems, and eventually health issues, always remember to:

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly twice daily
  • Don’t forget to floss (Food particles can get stuck in between the teeth!)
  • A good and balance diet is essential
  • Use dental products that contains fluoride
  • Rinse your mouth with mouthwash

You should always pay a visit to the dentist at least twice a year. You’ll catch problems such as decay, gum diseases, or oral cancer at an early stage when they’re treatable, not to mention more affordable to take care of.

Additionally, keep your hands off that can of soda. Those fizzy drinks contain phosphoric acid and citric acid, which gives soda its “bite” but also eat away at the surface of your teeth. It can soften your teeth enamel and weaken them when it comes to grinning and chewing your food.

Quit smoking! Nicotine and tar, ingredients found in cigarettes, not only turn your teeth an unsightly shade of yellow, they eat away at your gums. They are capable of degrading your bones that supports the teeth, in which increases the risk of tooth lost.

Lastly, always use the right toothbrush. It affects the way you brush your teeth. A bad toothbrush can cause harm to your teeth and gums. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles. With the right technique, it should last two to three months and remember to replace it when you notice bent bristles.