We know that tooth decay is commonly caused by plaque buildup on your teeth after a long time of eating too much sweetened foods without brushing properly, consequently it will cause a lot of discomfort, pain, as well as expensive dental bills for curing. Therefore, it is really important to prevent tooth decay as soon as possible by several simple tips below:
- Say “No” with sugary and sweetened foods
Foods including high level of sugars will provide the best condition for building plaque and attracting bacteria. You should eat little or even stay far away some kinds of sweets (like hard candy, lollipops or caramels), snacks such as pastries, cakes or cookies because they contain lots of sugar amounts. You also shouldn’t eat too many foods like chips, crackers, pasta or bread, which consist of high refined carbohydrates level or called sugar. However, if you eat candies or sweets, you had better brush your teeth afterwards.
- Limit the acidic foods consumption:
Lemons, limes, tomatoes, honey, alcohol or pickles are typical examples of foods in high acid levels, which will directly lead to the enamel-eroding.
- Drink less soft drinks or fruit juices:
Soft drinks and fruit juices often contain hidden sugar. Carbonated soft drinks are usually high in acid levels, which may spoil enamel and put you into higher risk of tooth decay. In addition, most of fruit juices consist of much more concentrated sugar than natural fruits. It’s obvious that the best advice is drinking sugary beverages as less as possible.
- Drink more water or teas:
After eating something, it’s better to have a cup of water or especially black/ green teas due to the fact that water will wash away all the food particles, while teas promote the process of plaque buildup prevention and reduce gum-related diseases.
- Eat yogurt, cheese and milk every day
Our teeth are made up from calcium, thus phosphates, vitamin D and calcium are really essential for healthy teeth, which help strengthen and stick to your teeth and prevent acid’s attack to your enamel as well.
- Chew sugarless gum:
Chewing gums not only help you to have fresh breath, but it also promotes saliva production to deal with bacteria and plaque as well, however it has to be sugar free.
- Eat high-in-fiber fruits and vegetables
Saliva is an important factor contributing to the defense against cavities because of preventing plaque and bacteria. Eating some kinds of foods that are high in fiber such as apples, carrots or celery is suggested
These above are several simple tips to have a healthy diet for teeth. Let’s try!