8 Essential Tips for Healthy, Strong Teeth

Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time using fluoride toothpaste. Brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the fronts, backs, and chewing surfaces, as well as your tongue and the roof of your mouth 

Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along the gumline where your toothbrush cannot reach 

Limit your consumption of sugary and acidic foods and drinks, such as soda, candy, and fruit juices, as they can contribute to tooth decay 

Eat a balanced diet rich in calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins, particularly vitamin D, which promotes strong teeth and bones 

Avoid smoking or using tobacco products, as they can stain your teeth, cause bad breath, and increase your risk of gum disease and oral cancer 

Drink plenty of water, especially tap water that contains fluoride, as it can help protect your teeth from cavities 

Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups. Your dentist can detect and address any dental issues early, preventing them from becoming more serious and costly to treat 

Use mouthwash or antimicrobial rinses as recommended by your dentist to help reduce plaque and freshen your breath, but do not use them as a substitute for brushing and flossing