Take Care of Your Teeth Too
To stay healthy and fit, it is always important to eat a better and healthy food but still many times we ignore the health of our teeth while choosing the food, so here are some tips on how to eat like a dentists for teeth impeccable
Sweets and desserts
It is a truism that sugar contributes to tooth decay. What is not known in general is that the frequency and duration of exposure of teeth to sugar can make all the difference.
In this case desserts, chocolate cake and all that good stuff in moderation is suggested by most of the dentists, but after the meal, we should never fail to rinse our mouth with water or chew a piece of sugarless gum. It is not possible for everyone to brush their teeth after every meal and every snack and when you have sugar in the mouth, these bacteria digest sugars and produce acids. This is the length of attack on teeth by such acids which helps to produce tooth decay.
If you like sweets, reduce the resulting damage to your teeth by consuming them quickly, rather than stretching them on a full day. In general, sucking a candy is not a drama, but put on a second, then third and so on for a long period could cause harm to your teeth.
Dentists avoid eating sugary and acidic drinks, because it slowly but surely deteriorates tooth enamel and the main culprit are the sodas. A can of 330 ml contains the equivalent of 10 cup of tea (about 50 ml) sugar. According to dentists in Canada, a large serving of soda in a fast food restaurant contains approximately one third of a cup (85 ml) sugar. However, Canadians love sodas and each year they drink about 110 liters each. Make a gift to your teeth: reduce your consumption. (And do not feel safe from danger by choosing diet sodas because is they are devoid of sugars, they are full of acids.)
Alcohol is also a drink that contributes to acid erosion of teeth. Admittedly, this is not what prevents a person to drink a glass of wine at meals. But it is suggested to adopt measures to counteract the acidity of the wine. If you love wine, you should grab a piece of cheese to help neutralize the acidity of your mouth, or sip glass water or chew gum.
Sticky foods remain long in the mouth. Caramels and candy are great sinners and viscous, dried fruit are although healthier but still these can also cause problems. Raisins are nutritious but not without problems for your teeth, like buns and donuts. (People who wear braces should avoid eating sticky foods that can damage metal fasteners.)
Brush your teeth at least twice a day, use dental floss once a day and visit the dentist regularly to reduce the risk of suffering from dental caries.
We've all heard of people that bite into hard food and leave a tooth fragment. You're more likely to have this bad experience if you have large fillings in the mouth. Moreover, if you chew hard food such as nuts, you risk losing part of the tooth enamel that is on the side of the tooth.
Avoid eating foods that are very hard and do not chew ice. If by chance you break a tooth, go to a dentist as fast as possible.