Are you getting enough nutrients in your diet to support a healthy mouth?
Along with regular dental cleaning and checkups:
Floss at least once a day. It helps remove bits of food and dental plaque in places your toothbrush can’t find, helping to keep your gums healthy.
Brush after every meal, or at least twice a day. If brushing is not an option, chew sugarless gum (make sure it’s sugarless!) for 20 minutes after a meal or snack to help wash out food and acid by increasing saliva production. This helps prevent tooth decay.
Clean your tongue with every brushing, either with a toothbrush or a tongue scraper.
Bacteria that settle on your tongue can cause bad breath, also known as halitosis.
Replace your toothbrush regularly. Bristles in your toothbrush that are bent or broken don’t do a good job cleaning your teeth anymore and are clear signs to get a new toothbrush.
Eat a balanced diet. Snacking on sweets too often without brushing increases the acid in your mouth giving you a higher risk of developing tooth decay. Eat vegetables and fruit instead.
Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHA) is a calcium compound that contains minerals in their natural ratio. MCHA makes up the natural crystalline matrix of the teeth and bones and maintains their integrity. MCHA contains calcium and phosphorus as well as magnesium and other essential trace minerals. Vitamin C, D and K are also present, which aid in the synthesis and maintenance of tooth and bone tissue. Minerals are all crucial to good health and proper functioning of the body.
The term vitamin K represents a collection of fatsoluble substances that all possess hemostatic activity.
Vitamin K includes: K1, or phylloquinone which is found in green leafy vegetables and K2, or menaquinones,
which are in egg yolk, butter, cow liver and cheeses. Vitamin K is involved in tooth and bone metabolism and there is evidence that vitamin K may possess anticarcinogenic abilities.
Vitamin D3: A vitamin produced by the body when exposed to ultraviolet light or obtained from dietary
sources. vitamin D3 is a hormone that has an important role in calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Technically, vitamin D3 is not a vitamin because the body can produce it.
Magnesium: A mineral involved in many processes in the body including nerve signaling, the building of healthy teeth and bones, and normal muscle contraction. About 350 enzymes are known to depend on magnesium.
Calcium: A mineral found mainly in the hard part of bones, where it is stored. Calcium is added to bones by cells called osteoblasts and is removed from bones by cells called osteoclasts. Calcium is essential for healthy teeth and bones.