Research tells us that the exposure to acidic food and drinks softens the enamel of your teeth. By brushing twice a day for two minutes, you can help to remove any food particles and dental plaque that may damage your teeth and gums over time. However, while brushing your teeth after food is a good idea, brushing your teeth immediately after can actually increase your chances of enamel, so it is best to wait 30 minutes before brushing. Flossing daily also helps remove any food that is stuck in-between your teeth, as well as plaque. By consistently brushing and flossing daily, you can help to reduce any unwanted visits to the dentist.
Your dentist knows your teeth better than anybody else out there, so it is always important to remember to have them cleaned and examined by him/her twice a year! Coming in for consistent cleans and examinations can help to not only keep your teeth cleaned, but can also reduce the risk of further damage to your teeth. If you are overdue for a preventative care appointment and would like to book an appointment with Brisbane Dental Studio, feel free to contact us on (07) 3862 1702.
Have a Happy Easter everybody and remember, rinse with water after eating chocolate!