TAKING CARE OF OUR TEETH
Our teeth are not helpless
against these unrestling enemies.
We know the weak spots of the bacteria and that's where we hit them to protect our precious teeth:
|Bacterial weak spots||How to beat them|
|They need food to live. They love sugar, soda drinks, sweets and candies||Cut back on sugar and sweets (I know it's difficult but think how strong and white your teeth can be!)|
|They like dirty places, they grow up easier there||Βrush our teeth twice daily, after the main meals, to keep them clean|
|They hate fluoride||We use a fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash|
|They try to hide in places that the toothpaste can't reach (between the teeth)||We don't forget to floss once a day, to get rid of them from all the tooth surfaces!|
|They camp out in cavities in the teeth, because the toothbrush and the floss can't reach them there||We visit the dentist regurarly (twice a year) to check if there are any such holes and close them before they get full of bugs|
|When our defence is down, that's when they strike more easily||We eat healthy and nutritious foods to stay in shape and be strong!|
So, to sum things up, we shouldn't eat many sweets and soda drinks, we should brush our teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, we should floss at least once a day, and visit the dentist regurarly.
The dentist is our friend and ally in this combat. He checks the condition of the teeth, reconstructs them if necessary and gives us valuable instructions on how to best take care of our teeth.
With all these, our teeth will be strong and healthy, white and beautiful, and our smile will be bright and sparkling!