Sticky Sweets

The longer something sugary is in your mouth the more damage it may have on your pearly whites. If you’re going to enjoy the treats this Halloween avoid sticky sweets like toffee or gummy bears as these take longer to get washed away by saliva. Image by wallflower kitchen

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Bad Breath

Tips against bad breath: Oil pulling. Brush your tongue. Get your teeth checked. Floss. Image via Pinterest

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Crunchy Veg

Some vegetables are especially good for the teeth as they help clean them. Peppers, carrots and celery eaten raw and chewed for a long time can wipe away any plaque causing bacteria.  Image via Pinterest

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Hunter Gatherer Diet

Having healthy teeth is mostly achieved through what you eat - with the hunter gatherer diet being the best kind. If you don’t eat sweets and avoid grains, while sticking to mostly plant based and meat foods, you should not have dental problems.  Image via Pinterest

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After Eating

Never brush teeth straight after eating, especially after acidic things as you can brush away the enamel.

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How to floss

The trick to flossing is to hook the floss around your teeth in a > shape and wipe up so you’re pressing against the tooth otherwise you’re not maximising the process. It's also best to floss pre-brushing as you get the cleanest teeth.   Image by Katie Merchant

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Why do we floss?

No one explains why we should be flossing. Tartar can build up on your teeth and it can actually cause damage to your gums and deteriorate the bone beneath by going between your gum and the teeth in your mouth. By flossing you remove the cause of that damage.  ...

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Brushing your teeth

Brushing your teeth

It's amazing how diet can affect our teeth in both good and bad ways. We all have sugar, wheat, fizzy drinks and acidic foods now and then so brushing teeth simply becomes a necessity. I can count on one hand the times our kids went to bed without brushing, even when...

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Tooth Saver

Tooth Saver

I just found out that you can get a 'tooth saver box'. In case you have a wild child and the kid knocks out one of their second teeth it can be put back in, if you keep it in one of those boxes. It keeps it from drying out...

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Floss

  Floss your teeth before brushing, not the other way around. Why? So the debris loosened by the floss will get whisked away rather than sticking around. Art: The Tinka Tree

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