newbridge kildare  dentistTop 3 tips for a healthy smile

1. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste.
- Fluoride will help to strength your teeth against decay.
- Brush for at least 2 minutes first thing in the morning (before breakfast) and especially again for 2 minutes last thing at night.

2. Cut down on how often you have sugary food/drink.
- A balanced healthy diet is very important not just for your teeth but also for your general health.
- Avoid snacking on sugary food/drink as frequency of sugar intake is more harmful than the amount.
- Use straws for fizzy drinks.
- Sugar-free chewing gum is good after sugary foods/drinks as it stimulates saliva.(Saliva helps to counteract against acid created by sugar.)
- Check labeling for sugar content. Be aware of words such as "diet", "low in sugar", "no added sugar" as these foods still contain sugar that is harmful to your teeth.

3. Visit your dentist regularly , as often as they recommend.
- Prevention is better than cure.

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