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Protect your teeth from decay

Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
Jul 27, 2011 01:30 AM IST

Since brushing after every meal is not only boring but impractical, nature has made detergent foods such as apples, pears and carrots. Here're some tips to keep your teeth healthy.

Protect your teeth from decay

1 Stock detergent foods: Since brushing after every meal is not only boring but impractical, nature has made detergent foods such as apples, pears and carrots. Have a slice after eating chocolate. Their fibre cleans up any food stuck to the teeth.

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2 Chewing gum helps: The stickiness of the chewing gum picks all the food stuck on the surface of the teeth and keeps the mouth clean.

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3 Use mouthwashes: Use of a fluoride mouthwash can help to reduce tooth decay. The bacteria that cause cavity formation releases acids in the mouth, which eat away the surface of the teeth. Fluoridated mouth washes make the top layer of the tooth more resistant to acid attack.

4 Avoid synthetic drinks: Stock coconut water or natural fruit juices instead of synthetic drinks. The added sugar in synthetic drinks has adverse effect on the tooth, thus
initiating decay.

(With inputs from Dr Bela S Jain, Director, The Clinic)

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