Wear and tear to your teeth is normal and everyone will suffer from it. However there are ways to make sure that you have healthy mouth and healthy, strong teeth.
We all have bacteria in our mouths, and this bacteria feeds off sugar from the foods and drinks that we consume. By avoiding sugar as much as you can you will be helping your mouth, by keeping unfriendly bacteria away which leads to plaque build up and gum disease. In addition the sugar in the foods and drinks that we consume contain acid which wears away at the enamel of your teeth which can lead to discolouration of your teeth, pain and sensitivity.
If you eat or drink calcium enriched substances, such as milk or cheese it helps to keep your bones and teeth strong. This is because calcium helps to protect and strengthen enamel of your teeth.
If you brush your teeth too hard or too fast you can wear down the enamel on your teeth. By doing this you will be exposing the underlay of the tooth called the dentine. This is where the nerves are and you may experience pain and sensitivity, or in some more serious cased receding gums. By using an electric toothbrush you will not be able to brush as hard as you would with a manual toothbrush. This is because it will stop working if you press on your teeth too hard, so you will avoid wearing away your enamel on your teeth and your gums.
For more information on keeping your teeth healthy and strong, please book in today for a free consultation, with one of our dental professionals, who can assess your case and discuss all the options available to you.