Diet and Dental Health. Sweet and Sour vs pH of Saliva. How to prevent Dental Caries, also known as Tooth decay or a Cavity?

There is close relationship between the teeth condition and the food you eat. The teeth are made of minerals that are very similar to lime, and the teeth are therefore susceptible to acid attack. Try for example, pouring acid on a piece of chalk (chalk consists of lime), and see what happens. Turn The outer part is the enamel, which is hard to the touch, but still susceptible to acid attacks, as the enamel main component is calcium.

Sweet is hard for Teeth

Sweet drinks are acidic for teeth: Acidity is measured in pH on a scale of 1-13. Seven of water is neutral and has a pH value of 7 Cola has a pH of 2.4 and apple juice to a pH of 3.5. It is when the pH in the oral cavity falls below 5.7, the tooth enamel starts to dissolve. Depending on our saliva quality, it takes between 40-60 minutes before our teeth are exempt from the acid bath. pH of various drinks: Soft drinks 3.2 - 2.4 Cola - Orange Juice 3.7 - Apple juice 3.5 - Milk 6.7 - Water 7.2. Therefore, limit the intake of sweet drinks and drinks instead of cold water or milk. Water is a good thirst quencher and milk ensures the supply of calcium and essential vitamins.

Sugar + Bacteria = Acid

Do we have the acid in your mouth? No, not automatically, but when we get the sugars in the mouth from food or sweet drinks, formed acid from sugars. It is mouth bacteria that breaks down sugar to acid. We get acid directly when we drink something acidic such as Cola. Therefore it is our food, which determines whether the teeth are destroyed. If we get a lot of sugar and many bacteria in the mouth, formed much acid. - Click and read about acid damage to teeth >>

Dental Association of Teeth and Diet

Dental Association on teeth and eating habits: In order to eat vegetables and coarsely required healthy and strong teeth. It is obtained by keeping them free of bacteria coatings, avoiding caries, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Bacterial Coatings formed on the tooth surface. Some bacteria are worn when you eat vegetables and coarse and uses his teeth. This, combined with careful use of toothbrush, dental floss and toothpick removes bacteria and at the gumline. There can not break into a completely clean teeth, but they eat all the time sugar and sweets, it is difficult to avoid holes. Once you have sore teeth or sore gums, it can be difficult to eat the coarse diet. If you eat rough and green, you satiated for longer and do not want many small, sweet snacks, which can damage the teeth - and that takes your appetite from the main meals.

Children's eating habits are adult responsibilities

Especially for children: When it comes to children that it is the adults who have responsibility for ensuring that they get good eating habits. And it is the adults' responsibility to ensure that children maintain healthy teeth. Children today are not just more candy, cola and soft drinks than ever before. There is more sugar than you think in many of the things we eat and drink. Especially children drink large quantities of juice and cola, which takes your appetite from the main meals. Also children are influenced by advertisements that try to sell candy as healthy snacks.

About crackers, raisins and milk chips

Fruit Cold cuts: Crackers, raisins and fruit spreads contain not only much sugar, it gets too easy on the teeth, so there is acid in your mouth for a very long time. Small sugary fruit yogurt and milk chips and milk bars also contain much sugar and should be counted as candy. Eating a healthy meal takes time. It may take time to prepare food, and it takes time to chew and eat fiber-rich diet with vegetables. The meal is a respite where you recharge both physically and mentally. Is it not laid a good foundation for main meals, you are soon hungry again and becomes easy to get something sweet to satisfy your hunger. Read perhaps also "Answer 21" for elderly dental care or "Answer 34" on young children's teeth and dental care.

About snacking

Between Meals: Most people need between meals - especially children and the elderly. Also for snacks, we must have green and rough, so we do not quickly become hungry again. Studies show that between meals are the meals that contain the most sugar. For example, you as sick often a great demand for snacks that are particularly nutritious, so you will recover faster. We eat sugar as chocolate, sugary fruit yogurt or milk bars as a snack, we get fast energy which we in turn quickly gets used - also get the bacteria on the teeth of sugar, so there may be gaps. You get easily into a vicious circle where you need something sweet all the time, so you will satisfy your hunger. But then you have lost your appetite for main meals.

Candy and sweets

Candy and sweets: Everyone likes candy and sweets in between. There is no problem in. It should just not be at all times and replace the good, healthy diet. It might be an idea to have special times when you lick. Then it becomes something you can look forward to and enjoy yourself. When you only eat candy and drink soda and juice on special occasions, you can have a good conscience, as long as you make sure to brush your teeth extra carefully before you go to bed. - Click here about acid damage (dental erosion) >>

Healthy dietary guidelines

Hearty meals: We have a tradition of eating three big meals a day. Main Meals shall be those meals where we get the vitamins, fiber, minerals and other substances the body needs. Do you want to eat healthily, here are seven dietary guidelines:

1) Eat lots of bread and grains. - 2) Eat fruits and many vegetables everyday. - 3) Eat potatoes clay, rice or pasta every day. - 4) Eat fish and fish products, select different kinds. - 5) Choose milk products and low-fat cheese. - 6) Select meat and cold meats with low fat content. - 7) Use only a little butter and oil, and save also on the sugar and salt.

Sweet drinks and empty calories

Drinking: The body consists of more than 80% water and we need several liters a day. We drink milk, we get calcium, fat and vitamins in the bargain. We drink sodas and colas or tea / coffee with sugar, we get a lot of sugar and empty calories. Water quenches thirst and does not take a good appetite. If you drink soda or cola all day long, the teeth will be bathed in sugar and there is a high risk of dental caries - Tooth decay.


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