1)Ditch the sugar-loaded foods.
Sweets, biscuits, cakes, pastries, fizzy drinks, that favourite mocha-choca caramel frappuccino with all the trimmings – what do they all have in common? A lot of sugar. The bacteria in your mouth (there are good guys and bad guys) feed on sugar and produce acid which can then dissolve the surface of your teeth (the enamel) leading to tooth decay. According to the Oral Health Foundation, ‘Every time you eat or drink anything sugary, your teeth are under acid attack for up to one hour. So it is important to have sugary foods or drinks just at mealtimes, limiting the amount of time your mouth is at risk.’ This doesn’t mean you should go replacing those fizzy drinks with ‘sugar-free’ versions either. Sorry, it’s not that easy. Consider reducing your intake of refined sugars (we’re not talking fruit here) until you feel comfortable cutting them out. The rest of your body will thank you for it too.