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Once you are well into your teen years and into adulthood, you have only one set of teeth which have to last you a lifetime. The condition and life of your teeth depends on the lifestyle you choose. The correct lifestyle not only ensures that your teeth don't fall out, but also that you experience fewer toothaches. In turn, you won't have to spend a bomb at the dental office.
A few changes in your lifestyle will help you have good teeth. A lot of these lifestyle changes depend on what you are putting down your throat.
1. Avoid Sodas and Carbonated Drinks
Many people consume large quantities of Coca-cola and Pepsi. However, these are sugary and acidic drinks that degrade your teeth. In fact, it is well known in the dental industry that carbonated drinks can dissolve a tooth.
Instead, switch to sparkling water and fruit juice. Apart from taking care of your teeth, you are cutting on some calories big time.
2. Always Drink Water with Every other Drink
Water is the all-cleanser for your mouth. Whenever you drink a sugary drink, having a sip of water prevents the drink from lingering and causing bad breath, bad toothaches and teeth staining later on.
3. Opt for Hard Sweets and not Chewing Candy
There are plenty of candies which require your teeth to chew it down. Avoid them because sugar creates acids when it is broken down in your mouth. This especially happens when the sugar remains in your mouth for too long.
Hard sweets provide the same enjoyment and they don't linger long enough in your mouth to create harmful acids.
4. Go for Xylitol gum
Xylitol gum is a sugar-free gum which uses artificial sweeteners. This is the easiest way to avoid chewing candy, especially if you like chewing gum. The artificial sweetener used by xylitol gum can't be broken down in your mouth. This significantly reduces bad breath and tooth decay in your mouth. Plus, chewing gum does give you benefits like keeping your mouth moisturized, having a fresh breath and preventing cracks on your tongue and gum.
5. Improve your Intake of Vitamin D
The best source of Vitamin D is the sunlight, especially the early morning sun. Vitamin D is essential for your gums and teeth.
6. Stop Smoking
If you are a smoker, then consider getting off cigarettes. It can actually improve your teeth. Smoke creates a bad dryness in your mouth and added to that, the various toxins that pile inside is not good. Plus, your teeth will get a dirty yellow stain on them.
It goes without saying, but your overall life quality will improve once you quit smoking.
Slowly start incorporating these lifestyle changes and watch how your dental condition improves and your teeth takes care of themselves!
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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