By now you’re probably plenty familiar with how to keep your teeth healthy: brush them twice a day, floss at least once a day, etc. But what exactly can you do to make them strong? Strengthening your teeth means strengthening your tooth enamel, which can also be referred to as a process called remineralization. Here are some ways you can naturally remineralize your teeth and keep them strong:
Eat a Healthy Diet
Eating nutritious foods can help strengthen and protect your teeth. Look for foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A, and phosphorus as all of these have been shown to support healthy, strong teeth. These include foods like almonds, leafy greens, dairy, whole grains, fish, eggs, and carrots. Part of eating a healthy diet also means limiting your intake of acidic foods that could damage your enamel like candies and soda.
If you want to chew gum, swap your normal chewing gum that has sugar for one that’s sugar free. You can pick one that has xylitol in it, which is a natural sweetener and sugar substitute. Doing this can help your teeth in two ways. One: You’re lessening the amount of sugar you’re exposing your teeth too which means helping to prevent tooth decay that can break down your enamel. Two: Chewing this gum stimulates saliva flow, which in turn combats plaque acid and helps strengthen teeth.
We decided to leave the easiest one for last! Yes, brushing your teeth keeps them clean, but you need to make sure that you’re brushing them properly and not damaging your enamel. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush rather than a hard-bristled one, and brush gently rather than forcefully. That way you can ensure you’re not hurting your enamel by trying to get a thorough clean.
Oral Health Partners
At Dental Solutions of Avon, we’re here to be your partners on the path toward a healthy smile. If you need any extra help at all figuring out how to strengthen your teeth enamel, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office. We’ll be able to offer you personalized solutions that keep your oral health in great condition.