In order to ensure you are able to hold on to something for a long time, you need to make sure you take extra efforts to protect it. Similarly even when it comes to your teeth, hair, skin or your body as a whole, you need to make sure you take extra precautions to protect and maintain it. Perhaps maintaining your teeth may pose as a harder task. But regardless of that, it isn’t something that is impossible, in fact it is more than possible. Here are a few tips to help you out;

Start early

Certain habits we develop as kids, remain with us even until now, the way we used to hold the pencil, or biting finger nails when nervous or even hating broccoli! And these habits could be either positive or negative. What matters is that you start building the positive, the habit of brushing teeth from an early age, saying thank you when favors are done, apologizing and many more. Teach your children of the importance of brushing and protecting their teeth. Encourage them to brush after meals as well. And as they grow older these habits remain within them and they wouldn’t have to make extra effort in having to protect their teeth or even have to go through the tedious process of teeth whitening.

Limiting fluoride use

Most toothpastes contain fluoride and while that is a good thing for adults, it may be bad for developing kids to start on from an early age. However since it is somewhat difficult to find non-fluoride toothpaste, make sure you limit the quantity that is used especially on kids. Too much fluoride causes white spots appearing on their teeth so make sure it is only a pea size amount that you allow them to use to brush with.

Protect your teeth

If you are a person who is constantly engaged in rough sports like football or rugger and others that require tackling and such, you may need to make sure you take extra care of your teeth. Although you could go through same day dental implants to fix up missing teeth, it would be better to use a mouth guard in a way that protects your teeth from any damage that could occur.

Chewing gum

Chewing gum may be seen as a bad habit, but chewing sugar free gum could be developed as somewhat of a good habit depending on whether you are and whom you are dining with. Sugar free gum is capable of strengthening the gums and teeth and when you do chew gum, saliva that builds up is very helpful in eliminating harmful bacteria and reduces decay and gum complications. You could also you antibacterial mouthwash as well to rinse your mouth after meals thus removing any remains of food in your mouth.

Protect your teeth and ensure you have strong and healthy teeth that lasts a life time, or at least before you grow old and saggy!