If someone is too tired
to give you a smile,
leave one of yours.
Poor oral health and nutrition care can prevent you from having
the confidence to smile. Today's media onslaught for body image
can cause distress and one of a teenagers primary concerns may be
for straight, white teeth.
What can you do
Drink more tap water! Australian tap water contains
fluoride and this is much more preferable than soft fizzy drink.
Drinking more water not only strengthens your teeth, but it also
prevents dehydration and cleans excess bacteria from your mouth.
Brush your teeth for at least one minute twice
a day. Don't miss your back teeth - top and bottom and inside your
front teeth. This ensures that your teeth are properly cleaned and
your breath is fresh. No one likes bad breath.
Floss between your teeth daily. Decay–causing
bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t
reach. Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between the
teeth and under the gum line. Did we mention that no one likes bad
breath? Take a look at our seniors
page for information about gum disease.
Avoid sugary snacks. This is a no-brainer. Not
only will your teeth last longer - you will be doing your waistline
a favour too. Prevent cavities by steering clear of lollies and
other convenience snacks. Opt for natural foods and healthy food
options to prevent cavities.
Consult with dentist before trying over the counter
teeth whitening systems.
Although you can purchase inexpensive whitening kits in stores,
please share concerns and questions with your dentist before using.
The ingredients used may be stronger than the average consumer thinks
and lead to gum recession.
Enquire at Castle Hill Family Dental Practice
about what is available for you. We care about your dental health
and want you to have the confidence to smile.