Do you take good care of your teeth? Don’t let your good oral hygiene go to waste by making one these common mistakes:
- Throat Lozenges and Cough Syrups
Yes…medicines can also be filled with sugar! Luckily there are alternatives available without any sugar – always read the label before the purchase.
- Tongue Piercing
Tongue piercing raises the risk of infections and sores. Many people also chip and break their teeth as a result of biting down on their tongue ring.
- Soft Drinks
Fizzy drinks can have up to 11 teaspoons of sugar per serving and it also contains phosphoric and citric acids, which eat away at tooth enamel. If you want to drink it the best way is to use a straw and to drink water straight after to wash all that stuff of your teeth.
The formula is simple. Starch turns into acid. This acid can attack your teeth for the next 20 minutes and cause demineralisation. Floss after eating food that can get stuck in-between your teeth!
Don’t play sports without a mouth guard. Most dentists offer custom mouth guards made just for you. Don’t play games with your teeth, be sure to protect them 🙂
We all love coffee. Coffee has a dark colour and high acid level that can stain your teeth. Drink water after you drink coffee and talk with your dentist about teeth whitening: http://www.blueberrydental.co.uk/treatments/teeth-whitening/
- Sticky sweets
Sweets such as jelly beans and toffees sticks to your teeth. This keeps the sugar and acids on your enamel for hours. If you had one of those naughty treats an you can’t brush your teeth straightaway – eat an apple or a carrot to help clean in-between your teeth.
- Fruit juices
Most fruit juices give the appearance of being very healthy but contain as much sugar as fizzy drinks. Look for juices with no added sugars.
- Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding can quickly wear down your teeth. Bruxism is usually caused by stress. Talk to your dentists about a mouth guard.
- Chewing on Ice
Munching on ice cubes can chip and break your teeth! Especially if they are already weekend by fillings. Try sugarless gum instead :-