Shine bright like… a tooth?

Shine bright like… a tooth? Teeth are like shiny pearls that can boost our confidence when we have a glimmering smile. So what exactly are teeth? Well, according to Britannica, they are the “resistant structures occurring on the jaws” (Britannica, 1999). Now that that has been established, let us be a little more specific. In this article, we will be discussing the tooth enamel, the part of the tooth that we all see and care about in our smile. Tooth enamel is made of minerals such as calcium and phosphate. These minerals are especially helpful in protecting the tooth from decay, which leads to cavities.
As we grow older, we tend to lose the minerals that protect our tooth enamel, it happens due to us naturally eating things such as sugary or acidic things. Enamel loss can also happen due to bacterial accumulation on the tooth. Here are some things you can do to protect your enamel:
1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and correctly!

2. Use dental floss.

3. Visit your dentist every 6 months for regular checkups.

4. Look for fluoride in your toothpaste.

5. Avoid sugar, try sugar-free gum.

6. Stop grinding on your teeth, try a night guard.

7. Avoid foods that can cause heartburn such as fried foods.

8. Dairy products are rich in calcium but try and avoid lactose.

9. Avoid “Dry Mouth”. By staying hydrated & stopping smoking.

Products for healthy teeth

Elgydium Enamel Protection Fluorinated Mouthwash

Elgydium Enamel Protection is a ready-to-use mouthwash that helps strengthen tooth enamel. It is recommended as a complement to toothpaste, for oral hygiene in areas that are hard to reach when brushing (interdental spaces, necks of the teeth, and under braces).

Bamboo Toothbrush

Made from pure bamboo raw material. Carved bamboo handle with 100% bamboo charcoal. Completely free of BPA.

Pasta Del Capitano Complete Medium Toothbrush

This toothbrush is for complete oral hygiene. It also has a flexible handle, Tynex end-rounded bristles, and cheek and tongue cleaner.

President Antibacterial Plus Toothpaste

Recommended for dentures and braces and after surgery. Provides special protection against bacteria if you wear prosthetic constructions or orthodontic braces.

21st Century Calcium Plus

Calcium is necessary for healthy bones, teeth and cartilage. Calcium Plus combines essential nutrients and calcium which helps build bone mass in young adults and helps prevent bone loss in later years. Essential nutrients are necessary for Strong and Healthy Bones, Teeth and Cartilage. Free from added Sugar, Salt, Yeast, and Preservatives. Unconditionally guaranteed for purity, freshness and label potency.

Resources

Britannica. “Tooth”. Accessed on June 26, 2021.

Healthline. “11 Ways to Remineralize Your Teeth and Stop Demineralization”. Accessed on June 26, 2021.

Men’s Journal. “7 Ways to Strengthen Your Tooth Enamel”. Accessed on June 26, 2021.

SuperSmile. “Simple Ways To Strengthen Your Teeth”. Accessed on June 26, 2021.