Preventing Cavities

Ideally you should use a soft bristled toothbrush and apply gentle pressure as you glide it along your teeth. The brush should be at a 45 degree angle to better get to the bottoms of the teeth and the gums and then experts say you should actually brush your tongue too. Then you floss but you have to do that properly too, and a lot of people find those little plastic, pre loaded flossers make this task a lot easier. Again, the experts say that this is a habit that you should have and even if you floss while watching television, make a time each day to do it. Teeth have many sides, not just a front and back so getting between them is imperative.

But it’s not all brushing and flossing. You can also cut back on sugary and acidy food and drinks as they just add to the problem of plaque buildup. Even coffee and tea are not great for your teeth (think of the added cream, sugar and milk that you have in there) but you don’t have to give up your favourite drink, simply rinse your mouth out with water when you’re done, and don’t forget to up the water intake as well at other points throughout the day.

Like with a lot of things, stopping smoking can actually help with your fight against tooth decay and cavities. Smoking can cause gum disease, tooth loss and even oral cancers which is something no one wants. By stopping you make not only your body but your mouth a whole lot healthier.