Why do your teeth like healthy foods?

Eating healthy foods every day makes your immune system stronger and you are more resistant to different bacteria and illnesses. Healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products usually have also less calories and less sugar than fast food and sweets. Your teeth like foods that have less sugar, because Tooth bacteria Streptococcus mutans also known as Tooth Monsters feed on sugar and they love everything with a lot of sugar in it. They can grow and build an acidic environment in your mouth and thereby cause dental cavities. So eating healthy every day helps to prevent dental decay.

Why is brushing teeth so important?

Your teeth like to be clean. They dont`t like any sugary drinks or any food leftovers between them. Brushing and flossing helps to remove food leftovers from your mouth. Toothpaste can also contain fluoride or xylitol which both help to remineralize and strengthen your tooth enamel and thereby prevent dental caries. Brushing your teeth is particularly important in the evening before you go to bed. Tooth Monsters don`t like toothpaste or toothbrush and, if you brush your teeth in the evening, then they also have nothing to eat during the night and they don`t come to bother you. Brushing and flossing makes your teeth very happy!

Why drinking water makes your teeth happy?

If you are thirsty, the best thing you can drink is pure water. Water is better for your teeth than milk, juice or any other sweet drink, because pure water doesn`t contain any sugar or any sweeteners. Sweet drinks can cause tooth bacteria to grow. After you have a lemonade, Tooth Monster will throw a party in your mouth and organize an acid attack on your teeth. Acidic environment weakens tooth enamel and makes yout teeth more receptive to dental caries. Drinking water can also help to flush out food leftovers (from) between your teeth. If you want to make your teeth happy, drink pure water!

Why are Xylitol mints good for your teeth?

Xylitol mints are sweet, but they are sugar free, they don´t contain any table sugar. They are your little helpers, they create healthy conditions in your mouth, where Tooth Monster don`t like to live. After you eat one or two Xylitol mints, tooth bacteria can´t grow anymore in your mouth and they can`t cause dental caries. Xylitol mints also help to remineralize and strengthen your tooth enamel. They are small and easy to use after every meal, snack or drink and unlike chewing gum, nothing is left behind, so nature loves them too. Xylitol mints make your teeth very happy.

Why your teeth would like to visit a dentist?

Dentist helps to keep an eye on your teeth. It is very important that you brush and floss your teeth every day, but you should also visit a dentist twice year, so you can be sure, that your teeth are happy and no Tooth Monsters have moved into your mouth. If you have a toothache, you should immediately go to a dentist. Dentist will check your teeth and repair any cavities if needed. Dentist can also give you some good tips, how to take care of your teeth. They can show you, how to move your toothbrush and advise you, which toothpaste and floss to use. Dentist can teach you, how to make your teeth even happier.

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