Every day, inside your mouth, there is an epic battle of good versus evil being waged over the ultimate prize: your teeth! And guess what… only YOU can protect them from the destructive forces that seek to harm them.
The Good Guys And The Bad Guys
As tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body (it is made up of mostly minerals), we automatically think of it as a tough shield that nothing can get through. In reality, tooth enamel is porous!
When tooth enamel loses minerals, teeth are weakened and more susceptible to decay–we call this
So, who are the bad guys? Although there are a lot of good bacteria in our mouths, there’s also the cavity-causing bacteria found in plaque. They feed on sugar and other carbohydrates and produce harmful acids in the process. These acid attacks
Check out the video below to learn a little more about
But all is not lost! You have a secret weapon in your ammunition… and that’s saliva! Not only does saliva wash out food debris and
Whose Side Are You On?
This “battle” isn’t something that just goes on in your mouth without you having any say in it. You can promote tooth enamel
The first thing you can do to defend your teeth from cavity-causing bacteria is to eat a nutritious diet. Sugary drinks and treats, crackers, bread
like cheese, eggs, apples, celery, carrots, dark leafy greens
Another way to prevent
The third one is to schedule dental check-ups with KIDS. We might run X-rays or tests to know and make sure whether or not there are holes or cavity build up in your mouth that needs to be remedied. Along with the check-up is also a dental cleaning to get rid of plaque formation.
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