1. Brush your teeth twice a day using a medium brush.
Hard brushes can wear down the tooth enamel causing sensitivity. Brush in small circular movements, and brush your tongue as well! It might sound daft, but that’s where most of the bacteria live that cause smelly/bad breath.
5. Floss at least once a day.
Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gumline‚ areas a toothbrush can’t reach. This is something we are really poor at as a nation but it can make a huge difference.
6. Chew gum or cheese!
Chewing gum doesn’t just make you look hard‚ it increases the flow of saliva in your mouth, which in turn reduces the acidic build-up that damages your teeth. But make sure it’s sugar-free gum! Another good trick is to have a piece of cheese after your meal. It’s strongly alkaline, so it’s another excellent – if unlikely – weapon in the war on tooth decay.