Most people follow what their dentist recommends and brush several times a day. At least once a day you do a thorough job of flossing.
You use mouthwash at least once if not twice a day. Maybe you want to fight bad breath, so then there is tongue scraping for bacteria build up. Still though you don’t have the beautiful and healthy smile you are working so hard to build. This is probably because you are making some mistakes that are getting in the way of all of your hard work.
What you may not know is that hot tea and coffee are not good for your teeth at all. The tannins contained in them can get stuck into the grooves and tiny holes in your tooth enamel and cause your teeth to become sticky, rough and more prone to decay. If you’re a diehard coffee drinker, then all is not lost and you can enjoy them. To counteract the effects that these dark liquids have on your teeth, drink lots of water during the day and add milk to the drink so that it neutralizes the acids already contained within them. For lots of folks, the grinding of their teeth is something that happens with them even though they do not consciously do it. Lots of things can contribute to teeth grinding: stress, anger, etc can all contribute to your grinding your teeth both while you are awake and while you are sleeping. Not only is this a painful condition from which to suffer, it can lead to things like the eroding of your teeth, cracks and other things can eat away at the enamel. If the grinding persists for long, then the various dental problems will start surfacing. What many do is wear a special tooth guard that protects the teeth during the night, plus the cause of the grinding really should be looked at, as well.
Naturally you need to brush twice a day like your dentist tells you to do, so be sure you do that. Sugar is terrible for your teeth, so brush them each time you take in sugars. The thing you want to do if at all possible is do the extra brushing very soon after you eat or drink something sweet. You do not need to have a perfect schedule for brushing to make a serious dent in the cavity situation. If you have been lax with your oral care, then just try this approach for six months and you will see a huge difference.
There is much more to find out when it comes to your teeth, smile and influencing factors. You will do your normal routine for oral care, and then be aware of your general habits and how you can mitigate negative influences. The best prevention against genuine mistakes with tooth care and health is education and awareness. Get used to seeing your dentist so you will become comfortable and will not avoid it.