Of course you know that your teeth play a role in chewing, smiling and¬†speaking. Can it be that you¬†do not know¬†everything about your teeth?
The acidic foods and drinks are just as harmful as candy. Foods with high acidity and low pH levels, such as sour candies,¬†soft drinks, fruit juices are very harmful. They erode the tooth enamel, resulting in reduced tooth size.
On completely¬†cleaned¬†teeth, plaque formation begins just only after 20 minutes. Plaque is harmful to tooth enamel and causes tooth decay on the long run. Proper dental hygiene¬†several times a day is very important.
The worst devastation on our teeth is caused by citric acid. Dentists’ nightmare is a type of candy popular¬†among¬†children: the sour candies. In addition, children’s teeth enamel is¬†even easier¬†to damage¬†since it is softer therefore acids harm them more aggressively. Although the teeth of adults are more resistant, foods with low pH levels and sugar-free (!)¬†are¬†harmful for them too: they lead to tooth decay.
If you want to have food or drinks with a high acid content, you should consume¬†them together with¬†other foods, so that the harmful effects of acid are¬†minimized. And¬†always use proper dental hygiene¬†after eating, to minimize the damage. The enamel is hard, but it can still be broken.
Dentists warn us to avoid chewing on hard ice or popcorn¬†corns. If you bite on something hard, two extremely hard materials meet – hard food and your tooth enamel. One of them is going to crack. Those who also have several fillings should be especially careful.¬†Tongue¬†and lip piercings are not without a reason not a favorite of dentists. Metal jewelry in the oral cavity (tongue, lips) is a hot bed for bacteria. Also, it can also easily damage teeth, as it hits the enamel while you are speaking.
Proper dental hygiene¬†includes regular professional dental cleaning
General advice: follow proper dental hygiene and visit the dentist at least once a year. Read more about oral hygiene in general on Wikipedia.
If you have already lost one or more teeth¬†or they have to be pulled out, you should consider getting dental implants. Damaged teeth cannot be saved only by applying the right dental hygiene. Look at our dental¬†implant prices¬†and learn more about affordable dental care.¬†Or get a quote by clicking the button below.