If you're not regularly taking care of your teeth, you could put yourself at risk for disease. Luckily, Bustle has suggested a few ways to start taking care of your teeth again before it is too late.

  • Drink water after sugary drinks in order to flush your mouth out to rinse your teeth and help to minimize the damage to the tooth enamel.
  • Be careful with food that gets stuck, especially popcorn kernels or apple skins, because they can cause irritation to your gums. This is why flossing is so important.
  • Don't chew on ice even though it may be tempting because of the hot weather. It may cause chipped teeth or dental work, however, so it is best to be avoided.
  • Replace your toothbrush regularly, about once every three months. Frayed bristles are a sign that you are working too hard to get the same clean as you would with a new brush, and that can damage your tooth enamel and gums.

If you're worried about your dental care, try implementing these tips to see if there is any improvement. But nothing compares to seeing a dentist regularly, so consider that as well when worrying about your dental health.

(via Bustle)