When it comes to caring for the teeth and ensuring proper hygiene, we must bear in mind that certain foods and products can be harmful to our teeth. We should all care about our teeth as children to prevent problems such as cavities, gingivitis, sores, tartar, or infections. In this way, we would get healthy teeth to avoid any future issues. Discover in this article 9 tips to take care of your teeth with recommendations on diet, good habits, and home and natural remedies.
Caring for your teeth naturally
To take care of teeth naturally, we must take into account different factors that influence their appearance and health:
- The toothpaste
- Whitening products
If we start a treatment that considers all these factors, we will achieve profound and visible results quickly and prevent dental and oral problems in the long term.
#1. Avoid sugar
We all know that white sugar has detrimental effects on health and teeth. However, we must know its effects well to eliminate it from our diet. Our body needs calcium to assimilate white sugar, so it will steal this mineral from food or wherever it is present, such as teeth or bones. We can substitute sugar for:
- Honey, maple, or agave syrup
- Coconut sugar
#2. Use dental floss
Many people still do not floss, although this habit is essential to take care of their teeth. We must do it daily to remove the remains of food that remain between the teeth and prevent both tartar and infections.
#3. Choose a suitable toothpaste
We recommend some alternatives to conventional toothpaste, as they contain sulphates that progressively damage the pH and flora present in the mouth and make it vulnerable to any infection. There are natural toothpaste free of these substances and flavoured with essential oils. We can also make them at home, combining the following ingredients:
- White clay for oral use.
- Ceylon cinnamon powder.
- Dried and ground mint leaf.
- Stevia powder.
#4. Be careful while rinsing your mouth!
Conventional mouthwashes contain alcohol and other components that are too aggressive for our teeth. If we want to refresh ourselves and leave a good taste in our mouths, we can try to rinse with essential oils diluted in water. We recommend combining the mint and lemon oils. However, we must ensure that they are pure essential oils suitable for consumption, not synthetic essences harmful to health.
#5. Regular visits to the dentist
Regular visits to the dentist are recommended to check that everything is going correctly, and deep cleanings are done when appropriate.
#6. Oil rinses
The oil rinse technique is beneficial for both dental care and general health. We will only need sesame or coconut oil and a few minutes each morning and follow the steps detailed in this article.
#7. Sources of calcium
Calcium cannot be lacking in our diet to strengthen teeth. We will find this mineral in the following foods:
- Dairy products
#8. Green tea with stevia
To finish, we recommend taking a green tea infusion sweetened with stevia every day, mid-morning or mid-afternoon.
- Green tea is very beneficial for the teeth and gums thanks to catechins’ contribution, which are antioxidants.
- However, we must take green tea outside of meals to not hinder the assimilation of iron.
- Stevia, on the other hand, prevents cavities, gingivitis, and mouth ulcers.
Do not forget that it is very important that you visit the dentist regularly to check that everything is going well. Good oral health is essential, and the dentists at Dandenong Denture Clinic have the perfect tools and skills to help you find your smiles again.