Avoid tooth decay

Avoid tooth decay

10 May 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

Even as the coronavirus restrictions are starting to lift, most of us will continue to spend a lot of time at home. While we watch TV, text friends, play games and work on our laptops, many of us make frequent trips to the kitchen for snacks and drinks. Unfortunately this means we are putting ourselves at risk of tooth decay.

Tooth decay is a diet-related bacterial disease. It’s not just about how much sweet foods or drinks we consume but how often, for how long and when. You can brush twice a day and still get decay, so we'd like to share some simple tips for a tooth friendly diet.

• Limit distractions while you eat
• Eat meals and not more than two snacks a day
• Eat healthy foods not junk foods
• Keep sugary foods and drinks for special occasions (remember agave syrup and honey are sugar too)
• Drink mainly tap water
• Make the hour before bed sugar-free

We are currently rescheduling appointments that were postponed while the practice was closed. Get in touch with us to make a time to check your oral health. We're here to keep you safe, happy and healthy.