It is a general rule of thumb to brush your teeth twice a day. Make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to effectively remove plaque and bacteria that can erode your enamel.
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and promotes remineralisation. Look for toothpaste that contains fluoride to provide added protection.
Acidic foods and drinks, such as citrus fruits and aerated drinks, can erode tooth enamel. Minimise consumption or rinse your mouth with water properly after consuming them.
Brushing your teeth too aggressively can wear down enamel over time. Use gentle, circular motions and a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damage.
Chewing sugar-free gum stimulates saliva flow, which helps to remineralise teeth and wash away harmful acids.
Remineralising toothpaste contains ingredients like hydroxyapatite, which helps restore minerals to your tooth enamel and strengthen it.
Oil pulling involves swishing oil (such as coconut oil or sesame oil) in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. It may help reduce harmful bacteria and improve oral health.
High sugar consumption leads to the production of acids that can erode tooth enamel. Minimise your intake of sugary foods and drinks for better oral health.
Teeth grinding can cause enamel erosion. If you grind your teeth, consult a dentist to discuss treatment options such as a mouthguard or stress management techniques.
Visit your dentist at least once a year for check-ups and dental cleanings. They can identify any enamel erosion or dental issues early on and provide appropriate treatment.