Your tooth enamel protects teeth from decay. It makes sense to keep it strong so it can continue to provide the protection your teeth need. Here are a few simple tips and habits to help keep your enamel strong. You can also talk to your Buffalo Grove, IL dental team at Creekside Dental, to learn more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. William McCune or Dr. John Micaletti your local dentists serving patients in the Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights.
Diet Tips for Strong Tooth Enamel
Your diet impacts tooth enamel. Sugary beverages and acidic foods do damage. However, there are some foods you can eat that help build strong enamel and ultimately protect your teeth. Consuming foods with calcium can help strengthen your teeth. Dairy products contain a lot of calcium and some foods are fortified with it. If you do not typically eat dairy products, other foods also contain large amounts of calcium. Some examples include broccoli, sardines, and almonds. Calcium helps strengthen teeth.
Brushing Your Teeth
Avoid over-brushing or brushing aggressively across your teeth horizontally. This will create indents and damage over time. Also, make sure to use products containing fluoride to help fight cavities. Proper brushing to help protect your tooth enamel means gently brushing with a back and forth motion using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Teeth Grinding & Other Health Issues
Your lifestyle and medical history play a part in the condition of your tooth enamel. A history of heartburn, eating disorders, or dry mouth may contribute to compromised enamel. Also, if you grind your teeth, it can damage your teeth and also be a sign of an underlying medical issue that needs to be diagnosed.
Schedule a Dental Visit Today
Call to Creekside Dental to find out more. Schedule a consult and exam with Dr. William McCune and staff, or another highly regarded dentist, at our dental office today and learn more about preserving and protecting your tooth enamel.