1. Regular visits to your Dentist
Prevention is better than cure and your Dentist will monitor your teeth, gums and mouth closely to check for any changes or anything more sinister that needs looking after
2. Monitor what you eat and when you eat it
The type and frequency you eat sugary things makes a huge difference as to how much it can damage them. Eat your sugary foods at mealtimes, try not to snack throughout the day.
3. The magic hour
The golden rule is it takes around 1 hour for your mouth to neutralise any acids produced by harmful bacteria in your mouth, then your teeth can start to repair themselves. If you eat more sugary or acidic food in that hour then the clock starts again and damage will continue to your teeth.
4. Brush your teeth twice daily for a minimum of 2 minutes
This is where many people fall down, two minutes is a long time brushing your teeth if you are not used to it!
5. Use an electric toothbrush
Many studies show that electric toothbrushes clean your teeth much better than a manual toothbrush and we definitely recommend you purchasing an electric toothbrush if you do not already have one.
6. Clean between your teeth
These are just as important as the rest of your teeth, if you do not clean these areas out you are significantly more at risk of gum problems