How to Naturally Strengthen Teeth
Your tooth enamel is the thin outer layer of your tooth that protects the tissue within. Enamel is the hardest substance found in the human body! But that doesn’t mean it’s invincible. In this blog post, we’ll cover five natural ways to protect your precious tooth enamel.
1. Stay Hydrated
When you choose water regularly, and especially when it is a swap for sugary soda or juice, you’re doing your teeth a favor. Drinks like those have the power to wear away at your enamel, in addition to promoting tooth decay and other dental issues. In contrast, water promotes the production of saliva, which is important for remineralization of your enamel. Water also rinses your mouth of cavity-causing bacteria.
2. Consume Calcium
Calcium supplements and/or calcium-rich foods can really benefit your tooth enamel. You may already know that calcium builds strong bones. It also builds strong teeth by remineralizing your enamel.
3. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Brush your teeth twice per day for two minutes each time and floss daily. Brush your tongue too. And don’t forget to schedule your biannual visit to our office for your cleaning and exam! Doing these simple things will prevent the buildup of plaque, a harmful film of bacteria.
4. Eat a Balanced Diet
A healthy diet benefits your entire body. Consume sugar and carbohydrates in moderation. Focus on eating whole foods like fresh vegetables and fruit, which contain essential nutrients for strong teeth.
5. Use Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that is recommended for use by the American Dental Association. It has been proven to have a strengthening effect on tooth enamel. It can be found in most toothpastes, some foods, and the tap water of many communities.
We Want to Help You Protect Your Teeth!
Here at Amber Hills Dental, your Henderson dentist, we have all the answers to your tooth protection questions. We offer comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages, including children. Contact us today for help defending against bad breath, cavities, gum disease, and more!