Not only will healthy enamel ensure that our teeth remain white and attractive, but this organic barrier helps to prevent serious issues such as cavities. While it is always important to regularly visit your dentist, certain habits can ensure that this enamel lasts a lifetime.
– Washing your mouth out with water after eating sugary foods will help to prevent bacteria from growing.
– Do not brush your teeth too aggressively, as this can damage the enamel.
– Drinking water with fluoride is another way to maintain your enamel.
– Get plenty of calcium and vitamin D in your diet.
”If you want to enjoy sweets from time to time, be sure to drink water with your food and rinse your mouth out afterwards.”
Dr Gerald O’Connor is the principal dentist and owner of Killiney Dental. Dr O’Connor graduated with an honours dental degree from University College Cork in 1998. He has since worked as a general dental surgeon in the UK and Ireland and has over 20 years experience in the dental field, with a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr O’Connor is an active member of the Irish Dental Association, sitting on its Quality Patient Safety Committee, and is a Irish Dental Council registered dentist.