Diet plays a major role keeping teeth healthy! How often do we eat healthy food that suits our teeth? Most teeth diet consists of what impact the overall health but not dental health. Right food diet has direct relation with the health of your teeth and gums.
Common sources of sugar in diet include chocolates, aerated drinks, pastries, cookies, candy, caramel. Sugars are the food for bacteria. Your body is a complex machine. The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too. If you consume too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth decay.
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These bacteria survive by utilising sugar which we eat and form dental plaque which forms on surface of teeth. Whereas If the plaque is not eliminated by saliva or brushing, the bacteria can continue to turn these sugars into acid. To control the amount of sugar, some diet modifications use to recommended!
Choice of Right Food Diet for Your Teeth:
Fibre rich fruits and vegetables help to keep your teeth and gums clean. They stimulate the salivary flow activating the natural defense mechanisms against cavities and gum disease. Saliva contains traces of calcium and phosphate. Thereby restoring minerals to the surface of the teeth that may lost due to bacterial attack.
Cheese, milk, plain yogurt and other dairy products stimulates the salivary flow. The calcium in the cheese whereas and calcium and phosphates in milk and other dairy products. Helps to restore the mineral content of the teeth.
Green and black tea contain polyphenols that either kill or hold back bacteria. Due to which bacteria are not able to produce acids that attack teeth.
Foods with fluoride help strengthen the teeth. It helps to prevent cavities. Benefits of fluoride include re-mineralization and of weakened tooth enamel, slowing down the mineral loss from tooth, reversal of early signs of tooth decay, prevention of harmful bacteria growth.
Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, but the good news is that it is entirely preventable.
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Harmful food diet for oral health:
Sticky candies and sweets, caramel, chocolates, lollipops etc. contribute to tooth decay as they accumulate in the tooth’s pit and fissure, tooth crevice which are difficult to clean.
Starchy food such as soft breads, potato chips can stuck in between your teeth providing a nidus for bacterial growth and spread.
Carbonated soft drinks contain loads of sugar, phosphoric, citric acid which demineralize tooth enamel.
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Tooth decay can be overcome by alkaline food such as fennel seeds or peanuts after having sweet or acidic food to neutralise the decay causing process. Visit to a dentist every 3-6 months for both children and adults helps to access one’s oral hygiene and its maintenance to prevent cavity and gum disease.
The bottom line is to keep intake of chocolates minimum especially between meals and right before bed time.