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The smile in adults can be ruined by tooth decay. It is more frequent in children and adolescents, but this does not mean that they will not have cavities once they enter the period of adulthood. This is generally the product of bad habits of cleaning, eating, and lack of care and you don’t want this to affect that beautiful smile.
It is important that we take care of our teeth since a decay does not only affect the dental piece but also the bone, the nerve, or can bring mouth infections, which can also be transmitted to other parts of the body even leading to severe health problems like tooth decay.
To take care of yourself you must start with a proper cleaning by brushing the teeth twice a day and using floss to remove those traces of food that are hidden between the teeth.
Make sure that the brush reaches the back teeth. If the teeth are not well-brushed, gum diseases may be generated, given by plaque buildup that becomes tartar and can later lead to periodontitis, which is a more destructive disease. That is why it is necessary to see a dentist at least twice a year for checkups.
In addition, adopting a healthy diet distances you from dental problems. For example, eating an apple, or other foods high in fiber (such as carrots or celery), eliminates the bacteria in the mouth; dairy products rich in calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A, D and B care for the enamel and maintain strong teeth and gums.
One of the most common concerns for young people – adults between the ages of 20 and 40 is to have white teeth. To do this, you should avoid things such as coffee and cigarette that are products that stain the teeth.
Other things that stain are tea, wine, and soda, so it would be advisable to decrease their consumption.
If you have to use a whitening treatment, you should consult your dentist to know which one is suitable (it is not the same for those who have sensitive teeth to those who do not), and if you are looking for a whitening toothpaste, it is important that you have the Seal of ADA, since they are the ones that have the most effective compounds. It’s time to save that beautiful smile.