Tooth decay, or caries, not only infects adult teeth but unfortunately, milk teeth in children are also often affected.
In addition to the inevitable visit to the dentist, the following Schüssler-Salts have a positive effect on the dental enamel and the nature of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. Therefore, they can therefore counteract tooth decay.
Salts can easily be taken in form of tablets, drops, or globules – always dissolve minerals in the mouth.
Oral hygiene is paramount.
- Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth – Brushing before bed gets rid of the germs and plaque that accumulate throughout the day. Brush at least twice a day.
- Brush properly – Move the toothbrush in gentle, circular motions to remove plaque.
- Don’t neglect your tongue – Gently brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth.
- Use a fluoride toothpaste – While fluoride has come under scrutiny by those worried about how it impacts other areas of health, this substance remains a mainstay in oral health. This is because fluoride is a leading defence against tooth decay. It works by fighting germs that can lead to decay, as well as providing a protective barrier for your teeth.
- Flossing – Flossing once a day is usually enough to reap these benefits.
- Consider a mouthwash – Ask your dentist for specific mouthwash recommendations. Certain brands are best for children, and those with sensitive teeth.
- Drink plenty of water – Water is the best beverage for your overall health — including oral health. Also, as a rule of thumb, it is recommended to drink water after every meal. This can help wash out some of the negative effects of sticky and acidic foods and beverages in between brushes.
- Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables – Eating fresh, crunchy produce not only contains more healthy fibre, but it’s also the best choice for your teeth.
- Limit sugary and acidic foods – Ultimately, sugar converts into acid in the mouth, which can then erode the enamel of your teeth. These acids are what lead to cavities. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee can also wear down tooth enamel. No need to avoid such foods altogether, but it doesn’t hurt to be mindful.
- See your dentist at least twice a year
Nutrition plays an integral part for healthy teeth and caries prophylaxis. And, to be honest, eating is only fun when we are able to chew vigorously. Thus, the motto is: “Health starts in the Mouth – Enjoy your meal!” But what is harmful for the teeth and what makes them strong? What impact do drinks have on dental health and is a vegan diet dentally fit?
Eating and drinking with Brains
Sugar is bad for the teeth; every child knows that. However, not only sweets can harm the teeth but also starchy products such as salt-containing snacks (nuts, chips, etc.) or acidic drinks for example. Those who suss out their eating habits can do a lot for their teeth and gums:
- Chewing crunchy vegetables and whole grain products stimulates the salivary flow which reduces harmful acids
- Drink sufficient sugar-free fluid
- After the consumption of sugar and acidic foods rinse the mouth with water
- Select tooth-friendly sweets
Clever tooth-brushing with MinOral®
A tip for the health-conscious mouth- and tooth hygiene: MinOral® – the toothpaste that nurtures teeth and gums gently, effectively, and naturally.
This is ensured by:
- Selected minerals based on Dr Schüssler’s biochemistry
- Exclusively harmless ingredients
- Gentle cleaning bodies with low abrasion value (RDA)
- Anti-bacterial Xylite for caries prophylaxis
MinOral® refrains from menthol and manages without animal contents or auxiliary materials. This makes the toothpaste ideal for users of Schüssler-Salts, homoeopathic remedies and vegans.