When it comes to teeth, Normally bodybuilders and athletes do eat more than any normal person, With the said if they do not take care of their teeth, it will eventually cause unlimited problems so What are those best practices…
1. Select your toothpaste
Selecting your Fluoride toothpaste is vital to keep your teeth healthy, we all know there are only a few popular toothpaste companies let us see below what is the top three
1. Colgate Total
2. Crest Pro-Health
3. Sensodyne ProNamel Gentle Whitening
in the UK there is also Oral B Pro-Expert Professional Protection which is a good brand too
2. Select Your Toothbrush
- Select the toothbrush size : Each mouth is different in size most people have an average size mouth which probably most toothbrushes will work for them so for a narrow mouth or longer you need to select the size which makes the toothbrush reaches all areas
- Select the toothbrush angle: If you never used an angle brush then you need use a standard one or you can try it first, Although for some people they have preferance for an angled brush
- Select Handle: Choosing the right handle for you is very important but as a general rule a soft handle is easier to hold which you can test it from the box
- Special Features: Thanks to manufactures competition as each one add extra features which is a benefits for us (Tongue cleaner on the back, Soft handle, replaceable head, rubber bands)
3. Brush Regularly
Most people brush their teeth twice as they are normally at work most of the day however a third brush will be much more effective
4. Brush Technique
- Stroke the brush up and down and in a circular motions
- Brush softly in the gum line
- Brush your tongue or use a togue scrapper (most people skip it) but it is vital to remove togue bacteria
- Clean between the teeth with a floss as brush won’t reach that area
5. Brush Your Tongue
Brushing your tongue is important because plague often develop on the tongue too so make sure to brush it on every toothbrush
Most people skip flossing, it is important to flow if you have any leftover from the food you ate between the teeth otherwise the are will get inflamed and will develop bacteria over time
you will be surprised to know that 38% of adults never did mouthwash and only 25% do mouthwash daily, but why mouthwash is important?
- It clean areas where toothbrush could not
- Kills harmful bacteria
- Keep your mouth fresh
7. Reduce Sugar
Sugar transformed to acid in your mouth which is very bad for your teeth which if not brushed will cause teeth decay, the worst scenario is eating sugary food at night and sleeping without brushing your teeth
8. Avoid Smoking
Smoking is harmful not only to your lungs but also to your mouth and teeth, how many chain smokers do we know with white healthy teeth, so not only it cause a bad odor but it makes it difficult to keep white clean teeth
9. Replace Regular Sodas with Diet Sodas or Water
Regular sodas contain 10 teaspoons of sugar—which is more than 60% of your daily limit, and it is the main reason for tooth decay, so replacing those sodas with sugar-free sodas or water will be a good way to limit sugar to your teeth
10. Regular Dentist Visit
Visiting the dentist doesn’t necessarily mean you have a teeth problem, but a routine dental checkup at least every 6 months is very important, not only to clean your hard plague but also to check for cavities, gum disease, and other oral issues,
Using an x-ray to check cavities will be a great tool too
What are things to keep your teeth healthy?
Maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing regularly, and using mouthwash.
Protect your teeth by limiting sugary and acidic foods, avoiding tobacco, and wearing a mouthguard during sports.
Support dental health through regular dentist visits, drinking plenty of water, and eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet.
How to get stronger teeth?
To get stronger teeth, practice good oral hygiene, use fluoride toothpaste, maintain a diet rich in calcium and phosphorus, limit acidic and sugary foods, and visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
What weakens teeth?
Teeth are weakened by poor oral hygiene, excessive consumption of sugary and acidic foods and drinks, inadequate fluoride, tobacco use, teeth grinding (bruxism), and certain medical conditions or medications.