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A tooth extraction procedure is just one of many dental jobs that may need to be carried out on a patient if their teeth are not properly looked after.

One aspect of a person’s diet and lifestyle that can lead to such a treatment being needed is foods that are high in sugar. Most people are aware of the effects sugar can have on someone’s teeth, but not many people are aware that it is not necessarily that you eat sugar, but how much sugar one consumes.

Bacteria thrive on sugary foods as professionals (such as dentists in London) will tell you. They may also tell you that the mouth takes an average of 40 minutes to neutralise any acidic qualities that are present. Therefore it is important that a person limits how much sugar (both food and drink) they take into their body. Some experts may suggest only eating sugary foods around mealtimes.

The most effective way to prevent a build up of bacteria and remove sugar from the teeth is to brush them regularly. Most dentists and experts would recommend brushing them at least twice a day; though some may even tell you to clean your teeth after every meal.

The build-up of bacteria on the teeth can not only cause such problems as tooth decay and plaque (which may lead to the treatment mentioned above being carried out), but it can also cause bad breath.

Using a mouthwash is a good method of maintaining fresh breath. However, it should not be used as an alternative to actually cleaning the teeth.

Generally speaking, keeping up with regular brushing (using recommended toothpaste from your dentist), flossing the teeth to clean the areas a brush cannot reach and keeping sugary foods to a minimum are the best ways of keeping teeth free of bacteria.


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