The need for constant care of our health and body increases as we age. This is also true for our teeth that take its toll due to all the biting, chewing and cutting they are made to endure during the course of our life. If you are a divorced woman looking for ways to attract a prospective mate, than a pearly white smile is your vital asset to achieve that aim.
To maintain the luster of a gleaming white teeth, it is essential that due care be taken to prevent tooth decay and to keep them strong and healthy. It is said that prevention is better than cure and this is especially true for the teeth. Below we will discuss what causes tooth decay and how to keep it gleaming, shining, and pearly white for maximum attraction and a beautifully seductive smile.
Avoid Acid Erosion
The biggest culprit that dims the color of our teeth is acid erosion. The acids are caused by food eating bacteria. These acids erode the enamel that is the outer covering of the teeth which maintains shine and glossy look of the teeth.
It is normally assumed that sugary foods like chocolates and candies are the only culprit of acid erosion of the teeth. However, the truth is that sweetened beverages like cokes and other carbonated drinks are even more lethal for the teeth. Soft drinks have been shown to completely dissolve the teeth when it is left in it for extended periods of time.
Actions to Avoid Acid Erosion
- Keep candies, chocolates and other sugary food to a minimum.
- Minimize the usage of carbonated drinks and reserve it only for special occasions.
- Avoid taking frequent snacks and limit it to three to four times in a day. Constant snacking causes acid in the mouth to remain in the mouth for longer period of time causing tooth decay.
- If you get a desire for something sweet, chew on a non-sugary gum. Chewing gum increases the production of saliva that cleanses the mouth and counters the acidity.
- Floss daily and brush your teeth at least twice a day to reduce acid causing bacteria that cause erosion of the teeth.
- Use mouthwash after food for vital defense against tooth decay.
- Schedule regular visits to your dentist for maximum protection against tooth decay and also to remove plaque which builds up with time.
Evade Mechanical Corrosion of Your Teeth
The purpose of our teeth is typically mechanical — to grind and crush and otherwise split up food into smaller bites to make it digestible for the stomach. Primarily, our teeth are defiant to cracks or chips. They are a resilient part of our body that does not normally erode away with age.
According to a spokesperson of American Dental Association, Mr. Steven E. Schonfeld, teeth do not become fragile with age as is typically believed. But it is the damage we do our teeth by biting on hard objects that results in chips and abrasions.
- Do not chew ice and other food items that are hard.
- Make sure that foods are free of pits when you have a bite of them.
- Visit your dentist for a regular check-up of cracked filling that may deteriorate your teeth.
- Do not grind or clench teeth unnecessarily as it greatly damages the teeth.
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