Nobody can resist to a shiny and healthy smile! While frequent washing, the use of mouthwash and interdental brushes help to retain oral hygiene, diet seems to play an important role too.
Foods to choose:
– Calcium is the most important body mineral, most of which is stored in bones and teeth. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which is also involved in dental health. Inadequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, weakens the tooth enamel making it susceptible to corrosion.
– Sufficient fluorine intake is essential for dental health, that is why all dental care products are fluoride enriched.
– Crispy foods (like apple, pear, carrot) help removing plaque and food debris, because they act like natural toothbrush.
Foods to avoid:
– Sweet foods containing sugar create fertile ground for the development of caries. Sugar is the food of dental bacteria, so sugar breakdown generates acids that erodes the enamel.
– Acidic fruit and juices are detrimental for tooth enamel by making it thinner and weak. Acidic foods are grapes, wine, orange, lemon and strawberries.
– Candies and dried fruits penetrate and attach to the tooth surface, making difiicult to be removed, thereby they develop caries.
- Acidic foods should be consumed quickly and teeth should be washed 30 minutes after.
- The acidic juices it is advisable to consume them with straw in order to minimize contact with teeth.
- Foods that contain sugar it is advisable to eat all together and brushing teeth as soon as possible after receiving them.
- Use sweeteners instead of sugar, which do not cause caries development.
- Wash teeth 2-3 times a day with a fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash.
- Make use of interdental brushes or interdental thread.
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