A smile is attractive only if it reveals healthy teeth. They are extremely important for general health. Sweets and sugar-containing drinks are number one enemies for healthy teeth. It is necessary to reduce the overall quantity and frequency of sugar consumption to a minimum, as this prevents the detrimental effect of lactic acid that demineralizes the dental tissue. Positive results are achieved by health enrichment, salt fluoridation and, most importantly, drinking water, as well as periodic control dental examinations.

How to maintain healthy teeth

In the prevention of caries, in addition to regular maintenance of hygiene of the mouth and teeth, sufficient vitamins A, C, D and minerals of fluoride and calcium should be provided in the diet. Fluoride-rich foods are fish, carrots, parsley, Chinese tea, spinach… Fluorine acts bactericidal because it prevents the enzymes that are necessary for the development of microorganisms. Calcium is mostly found in leafy green vegetables, almonds, dairy products… Coenzyme Q10 maintains the vitality of connective tissue, especially dental. It fortifies tooth meat and prevents its withdrawal, so it is used in the prevention and treatment of paradontosis and other gum diseases.

A significant role in the development of caries in children is also a way the food is prepared. Consumption of high-processed mushrooms does not require intensive chewing, and there is an improper development of teeth in small children. Thus, the mechanical role of solid food in the cleaning of the teeth is also missing. Teeth can be cleaned by simple methods, for example, while eating an apple because good chewing stimulates the salivary glands.

Tips you may not know

Dental health FactsDid you know that avoiding drinks containing caffeine reduce nightly grinding of teeth to a minimum? This sleep disorder is the third most common after snoring and sleep talking. In addition to being able to damage the teeth and increase their sensitivity, teeth grinding is a culprit for pain in the upper and lower jaw, and for morning headaches.

Diet changes

Changes in diet caused by tooth loss increase the risk of heart and other chronic diseases. There is a  relationship between tooth loss and changes in diet. It is noticed that people who lost teeth took significantly less fiber, fresh fruits, and vegetables, and vitamin E. Nutrition without these important substances is the basis for the emergence of chronic heart disease and digestive system and even cancer. You can and will lose your teeth if you have a poor diet. And when you do lose one, two or more teeth your diet will become more and more bad for you because you won’t be able to chew the food you need, and that will not only make you lose more teeth but will make your whole body sick because of all the nutrients you will be missing in your diet. And we all know how expensive is to get new teeth. So take care of teeth you have, because they take care of your whole body. Do everything to save your teeth.