The Right Oral Care For Your Teeth

The Right Oral Care For Your Teeth

Victoria recommends great oral care tips & foods to eat that will help you on your way to beautiful strong teeth!

It's a familiar problem: Every so often you notice a bit of bleeding from your gums or a slight swelling. With the correct oral care and tooth-friendly nutrition, it's easy to quickly get this under control.

Your way to beautiful strong teeth

Regular and thorough tooth care is essential for healthy teeth: Brushing your teeth three times a day (after every meal) for two minutes each time is a must, followed by flossing in order to remove any food residue from between your teeth. It is also advisable to change your toothbrush at least every three months.

If you have very sensitive or inflamed gums we recommend a toothbrush with soft bristles as well as a disinfectant and antiseptic mouthwash. This will reduce discomfort and aid recovery.

Eating the correct foods also strengthens our teeth. We advise what should be on your menu.

Celery and apples: A lot of fibre and very little acid

These foods act as a natural toothbrush: Chewing apples or celery stimulates the production of saliva and has a cleaning effect similar to that of a toothbrush. This helps you to avoid the build-up of plaque.

Green tea

Thanks to the catechins it contains, tea is a wonder drug for oral hygiene: These secondary plant substances have a natural antibiotic and antibacterial effect and therefore ward off any inflammation. A study from Japan found that people who drink one or two cups of green tea daily lose fewer teeth later on in life.

Cranberry juice

The main components of these berries prevent the build-up of acids and bacteria. This means less plaque, less tooth decay and healthy gums!

Strawberries, kiwis and citrus fruits

All these fruits contain vitamin C, which has a positive effect on teeth and gums. In addition, they stimulate the body's own collagen and prevent the natural yellowing of the teeth (caused by coffee, wine, smoking, etc.).

Onions

Onions have very strong antibacterial properties, particularly if they are eaten raw. What's the secret? This vegetable contains a compound that neutralises sulphur-producing bacteria in the mouth. The result: fewer gum problems, less tooth decay. Not keen on raw onions? Try eating them as part of a salad. Of course, you can always eat them cooked, although their effect is not as good as when they are eaten raw.

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