Choose Your Foods Wisely

Find a fluoride mouthwash. Fluoride mouthwashes help to strengthen tooth enamel. Teach children between the age of six and twelve good rinsing skills to prevent swallowing. Follow the directions on the bottle. Right before you got to bed is a good time.

Soda or soft drinks? It's teeth trouble by any name

Soda is a beverage that does not contain alcohol. Soft drinks have emerged as one of the most significant dietary sources of tooth decay, affecting people of all ages. Acids and acidic sugar byproducts in soft drinks soften tooth enamel, contributing to the occurrence of decay. In extreme cases, softer enamel combined with improper brushing, grinding of the teeth or other conditions can lead to tooth loss and also erosion of the enamel due to acid present in the soft drinks lead to sensitivity of the teeth.

Substitute different drinks: Stock the refrigerator with beverages containing less sugar and acid such as water, milk and 100 percent fruit juice. Drink them yourself and encourage your kids to do the same.

Rinse with water: After consuming a soft drink, flush your mouth with water to remove vestiges of the drink that can prolong exposure of tooth enamel to acids.

Use a toothpaste and mouth rinse recommended by your dentist: Your dentist can recommend a toothpaste and an over-the-counter mouthwash or prescribe a stronger mouthwash depending on the severity of the condition.