Avoid These Things to Preserve Your Smile

Certain things may spoil your teeth and spoil your smile too, which you may not be aware of. It is important that you avoid these things to preserve your teeth and smile or at least you should do these things in moderation.

Wine:

Well, if you are fond of wine, it is time to think again if you also want to preserve your smile, which may be a great asset for you. If you drink wine regularly, it may harm enamel of your teeth and spoil your smile. The acidity of wine can harm the enamel and also cause staining of the teeth. However, there is no need to panic, as you can drink wine (if you love wine) and also keep your smile beautiful. You need to be moderate in wine drinking and take certain precaution while drinking, such as rinsing mouth thoroughly after you are done with drinking and to take small sips and avoid constant contact of wine with your teeth.

Not flossing your teeth regularly:

We all brush our teeth regularly. However many of us do not floss regularly, although both are equally important. Floss at least once a day to keep your dental health in good condition, as flossing is the best way to keep periodontal diseases away, which may affect 50% of adult population. Flossing is required to remove plaque and debris that sticks to teeth and gums and thereby makes teeth brighter. Flossing helps in polishing teeth to keep them sparkling white.

Dry mouth:

Dry mouth is bad for dental health. Saliva helps to wash away disease/cavity causing bacteria from mouth and helps in neutralizing the acid, which is important for protection of enamel. Dry mouth can also cause bad breath (halitosis, a common oral health problem). To prevent dry mouth drink lots of water (8-10 glasses of water daily, depending on the weather conditions), chew chewing gums. You may also try over the counter artificial saliva substitutes. Also consult your dentist to prevent dry mouth.

Diet pills:

This may come to you as surprise. Diet pills can reduce saliva production and flow of saliva, which leads to dry mouth and increase risk of cavities and other dental problems. If you are using diet pills to slim yourself, think twice before using them, because they are not as effective as they are claimed by the manufacturer and potentially troublesome with many unaccounted and undeclared side effects. The best to do is to consume balanced diet and increase your physical activity and exercise to reduce your body weight.



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