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Dental Health and Food: Learning to Eat Better

My intense love for candy, cakes, and everything in between started as a child. I simply couldn't go one day without something sweet to eat. But my love for all things sweet took a toll on my teeth. My dentist diagnosed me with seven cavities, each one a different size and depth. After sitting through four long dental appointments, I decided to make a change. I now monitor my diet and only eat things that benefit my oral health. I'm here to help you take better care of your teeth. My blog offers tips on how to improve your diet, maintain good oral hygiene, and many other topics. Hopefully, you can learn to overcome your bad habits just as I did. Good luck with your future dental health.


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Dental Health and Food: Learning to Eat Better

Tips For Tip Top Teeth

by Eric Bailey

It's important for you to learn all the tips you can for keeping your teeth in the best shape possible. This is the best way for you to avoid dental problems in the future and to keep your teeth looking nice. Here is a list of some of the tips you should be following:

Choose the right tooth brush – Consider going with an electric tooth brush. If there is a reason you would rather stick with a regular tooth brush, make sure you use a good one. Opt to spend a bit more for a brand name one since they will offer you bristles that will last longer. Go with soft to medium bristles so you don't damage your enamel by scrubbing it too roughly.

Don't cut your teeth brushing short – Teeth brushing isn't the most exciting chore and this is why so many people tend to rush through it. You should be brushing for at least two minutes. It may feel like that 30 second brushing is a two minute one, so you can set a timer to help you gauge when you have brushed for the proper length of time.

Brush using different strokes – The best way for you to get your teeth as clean as possible is t mix things up when you brush. Do some side to side strokes, then some up and down strokes and then some circular motions. This ensures you are really working off that plaque.

Use floss picks – Floss picks can be carried anywhere with you and they are easier and less conspicuous for you to use than a long piece of awkward floss wrapped around your fingers that you are trying to fit between your teeth while working your fingers around them. The picks are lick toothpicks on one end and the other end has a U shaped end with floss across it.

Clean your tongue – Never forget to scrape your tongue while brushing your teeth. If you don't do this then you are increasing your chances of cavities, bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay. Anything that you allow to stay on your tongue can just as easily be transferred right back on to your teeth and t will be like you never cared for them in the first place.


If you don't put the right amount of time and effort into caring for your mouth then you will be putting yourself at risk of eventually needing things like fillings, dental crowns and possibly even replacement teeth such as dental implants or dentures.