To have a great smile and look good, you need to look after your teeth. Tooth decay occurs when bacteria in the mouth break down sugar to cause an acid attack, which then dissolves the teeth. How often we eat sugary foods or drinks can affect how much the teeth decay.
Reduce the risk of tooth decay by having fewer sugary foods and drinks less often. Switch to water and milk where possible. Swop fizzy drinks for sugar free drinks and drink through a straw to avoid erosion.
Brushing twice a day with a family toothpaste will prevent decay and keep your breath fresh. Avoid dog breath by brushing away the plaque carefully twice daily and especially at night, no one wants to kiss someone with stinky breath! Brush right up to and under all the gum margins - everywhere!
If you have decay in your tooth visit the dentist straight away. Missing or bad teeth look really bad!
Some people worry about the colour of their teeth. Teeth will appear whiter if they are clean and against slightly darker lip gloss or make up.