Most people may not realize that minerals are important for the teeth’s health and keeping the enamel in good shape. Minerals like calcium and phosphate are directly correlated to the health of the tooth’s enamel. These minerals along with the dentin are what make up the enamel that keeps teeth healthy and safe from tooth decay setting in.
As people age, the minerals in their body, including the teeth, may begin to decrease. Because of this, it is often important to add certain practices to your day-to-day life that will help ensure that the right amount of minerals are being received by the body and a person's teeth.
How you can preserve the minerals for your teeth
One of the most important things that someone can do is to keep a good dental hygiene routine. Brushing the teeth twice per day and flossing will help to ensure that none of the minerals are lost because of unhealthy practices.
One aspect that people commonly skip is flossing. However, it is important to keep this step to ensure that all of the particles between the teeth are broken loose and do not begin to cause decay or a cavity to form. Flossing is a vital step that should never be skipped.
How to remineralize teeth?
When it comes to remineralizing that teeth and ensuring that there are enough minerals in the body, it all comes down to one's diet. Having a diet rich and consisting of enough minerals for the teeth is a very important part of keeping the right amount of minerals present for the teeth.
Below are the things to look for and think about when eating a good diet with enough minerals to keep teeth healthy and looking their best:
- Be sure that there are the correct amount of minerals in the diet.
- Ensure that there are adequate amounts of fat-soluble vitamins in the diet (Vitamins A, D, E and K).
- Making sure that the minerals and vitamins are bio-available in the diet and are being absorbed in a healthy and correct manner, and not “overloading” the body with the minerals that will only be let out of the body and not taken to the teeth.
Adding phytic acid
Phytic acid is very beneficial for the health of teeth. Because it is a molecule of phosphorus, it is found in grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. By having these present in a person's diet they will be sure to have the appropriate amount to keep their teeth in excellent shape.
What else can I do?
The best thing a person can do is to keep their bi-annual checkups and cleanings with their dentist. By having this time twice per year, they will give their dentist the opportunity to see any trouble spots or areas that could be of concern.
During this time it also gives the dentist the opportunity to train and give the best advice that is specific to the patient's needs on what they need to do to keep the most optimal oral and teeth health.
Contact us today and we can give you more advice on how to remineralizing your teeth and the best things to do to ensure a clean, healthy and amazing smile for years to come!
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