How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy and Avoid Cavities

Taking care of your teeth is very important and you must be very careful when it comes to your hygiene. However, you diet can be another factor that will affect your teeth. Sometimes, small holes appear in your teeth. They are called cavities, and if you ignore them, they could become something more serious.

Cavities need to be treated right away, otherwise you might even end up losing your tooth. The tooth has cavities when it is attacked by a kind of acid that will erode it. The acid can be found either in oral bacteria, or your diet could generate it. Luckily for you, there are a couple of things that you can do to avoid cavities.

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Go to the dentist regularly

Dentists are professionals and they will be able to spot all of your problems. That is why you should go to controls regularly. They will be able to treat your cavities if you have any and they will offer you some advice. A dentist can also help you clean your mouth. Find a dentist Scottsdale, and choose a professional cleaning. This way, your mouth will be cleaned thoroughly, in ways you wouldn’t be able to do at home.

Regular dental check up and cleanings treatments to rid your teeth of tartar build up and plague are very important for healthy  teeth and oral health. There are various treatment option you can choose from to help keep your teeth bright and cavity free. You dentist might also recommend you a mouth rinse that will improve your oral health.

Brush your teeth every day and use floss

It is very important that you take good care of your teeth when you are home. Brushing is something that you should do every day, preferably after each meal. Brushing your teeth before you go to sleep is something that you should never skip, since the food that will remain in your mouth will generate bacteria that will harm your teeth. You should also pay attention to the tooth paste that you are using. Make sure you choose natural non toxic one or even try making your own  homemade baking soda toothpaste; it might be able to repair a some of the small cavities that are about to appear.

Before I brush my teeth I always put about 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water and swish the baking soda water around in my mouth for 30 seconds to a minute and use the rest of the water to rinse after brushing. It it great for your teeth and helps balance out the pH in your mouth. This can help prevent bad breath and helps keep bacteria in balance.

Flossing shouldn’t not be ignored either. While brushing your teeth will help you clean your mouth, the toothbrush can’t clean really everything. Flossing will help you clean every side of your tooth, as well as other places that you can reach with your toothbrush. Floss daily and thoroughly. Oral Care Home compiled a list of top water flossers available in the market and that can be a great source to find the best one to floss your teeth.

Choose foods and beverages carefully

Your teeth are more fragile than you think, and you might damage them with your diet. There are many foods and beverages that contain acid, and they could lead to cavities. For example, sweets, or other foods that contain sugar can be a problem, and you should try to reduce them. Additionally, make sure that you clean your mouth properly after you eat them. Sodas and other energy drinks are just as harmful, even if they do not contain sugar, and the same goes for fruit juices. Check out some tips on natural ways to have the whitest and healthiest smile in town.  Eat healthy real food diet filled with organic or local harvest fresh vegetables and fruits that will help keep your whole body healthy but also strengthen your teeth. Keep that  beautiful smile on your face.

A Green and Rosie Life

12 thoughts on “How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy and Avoid Cavities”

  1. I am slightly cringing as I read this as I know I need to go to the dentist as I have a broken tooth. But I do try my very hardest to care well for my teeth and rarely drink fizzy or sugary drinks or eat sweets. I have yet to make my own toothpaste but may discuss this with my dentist when I go. #GoingGreen

    1. HI Rosie,
      I go to an holistic dentist that I really like. Even if you take care of your teeth things care happen and going to have check up is important. #GoingGreen Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

    1. So did my Mom – she said as a kid that was all they used and now I use it myself – it helps to keep your mouth feeling fresh and clean. Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Have a great day!

  2. My dentist says “less fizzy and sugary drinks and foods and make sure you don’t eat too many high acid foods all the time” are key to the diet part of looking after teeth. We try to stick to that.
    I have just started using a bamboo toothbrush and the rest of the family too!

    #goinggreen

    1. HI Karen,
      I sure agree with your dentist. Glad to hear you are using a bamboo toothbrush. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day. Keep your smile bright!

  3. Important post as needing extra dental treatment is certainly not zero waste, the amount of plastic and single use items is terrifying. That is my motivation for keeping to prevention rather than cure. I understand that many people are not actually brushing their teeth correctly, or long enough, so it doesn’t matter what fancy (chemical) toothpaste and electric brushes they are using. It turns out there are some great You Tube videos on how to do it properly. I use a bamboo toothbrush, natural compostable floss, a homemade mouthwash and currently natural Kingfisher toothpaste. Not quite convinced the husband about making our own as yet! Visiting from #goinggreenlinky

    1. HI,
      So glad to hear that you are aware of how to take care of you teeth and you are right many people do not brush their teeth properly. They brush their teeth in a hurry which does not clean them properly or thoroughly. Thanks for the advice about utube – I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have have healthy, happy & blessed day. Keep smiling!

  4. I wouldn’t have thought about using baking soda as a mouth wash but might give it a try. I’ve only got one set of teeth left so I want to keep them healthy as long as possible!

    1. Hi Tubbs,
      Baking soda is good for so many things in and on our body. Oral healthy is one of them. I find the baking soda makes my mouth feel much cleaner. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Keep smiling!

  5. Oral health is determined by a variety of factors, including types of foods consumed, the length of time foods are retained in the mouth and the level of oral hygiene. Moreover individual susceptibility to oral health issues varies depending on a person’s behavior, lifestyle, diet and genetic make-up. Therefore, it’s overly simplistic and misleading to suggest that beverages are a culprit. The fact is beverages can be a part of a balanced diet, and there are steps people can take to prevent and mitigate oral health issues, such as maintaining good oral hygiene habits and making routine dental visits.

    1. Hi,
      You are certainly correct the we all are different and unique individuals – physically, mentally, & emotionally which includes our oral health. But comme now beverages can be good but not the sugary and overly acidic ones – and I think you might need to read the article a little closer — I have Choose Foods & Beverages Carefully. Yes there are many factors that go into your oral health, genetics, lifestyle (how we eat) is all part or your oral health and your whole body health. I said that — sodas and other energy drinks are just as harmful, even if they do not contain sugar, and the same goes for fruit juices due to the acid in them. If we drink a lot acidic juice and eat lots of acidic foods it also affects our body’s in many ways such as it can cause chronic inflammation and pain.

      I think to say that it is misleading to say that beverages are not a culprit to our health is actually being pretty naive and we are what we eat which includes what we drink affect our oral health and over all well-being. I have included in the article that taking care of your teeth includes having regular checks, brushing and flossing your teeth.

      Why would not do everything to keep your teeth has healthy as possible. If you have bad oral health genes so to say that doesn’t mean that you have to have bad teeth – you might just have to work at it harder than someone who has good oral health genes. There are things we can control and other things we can’t.

      Just curious what beverage company you work for that made this hit a nerve or who paying you to go through the internet and try to discredit anyone you can that might hurt your business. I see you put no name or no real name. Anyways have a healthy, happy & blessed Easter season. Keep Smiling!

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