• by Michal
  • 19 February 2020

    What we eat and teeth

    One of the basic functions of teeth is to participate in biting, and thus to crush food. The beginning of digestion begins in the mouth. How we bite and what affects the further course of the process, which is so important for our health. Poorly crumbled food puts a load on the stomach, lies in it, can lead to stomach ache, a feeling of heaviness and bloating. This happens when we eat too quickly, swallowing large pieces of food, or when we lack teeth. For this reason, you cannot underestimate the shortcomings in the lateral sections. Teeth deficiencies also affect the other teeth, which are subjected to a greater load and often begin to crumble, break, move or tilt. Individual deficiencies in the visible, front section are much more worried because they are an aesthetic problem. We respond quickly and want to fill the gap as soon as possible. However, not only teeth affect food. What we eat also has a huge impact on how our teeth look and feel. Let’s start with the color. Basically it should be white. Unfortunately, the enamel and deeper tooth tissues undergo discoloration as a result of drinking red wine, coffee, tea, fruit juice, and smoking. Some medicines, including tetracycline, taken as a child may also affect color. In order to improve the color of our teeth as much as possible, we should regularly visit the dentist’s office and perform full hygiene every six months, i.e. scaling, sandblasting and fluoridation. In order to brighten the tooth tissues more strongly, whitening in the office would be recommended.

    Food also affects the condition of our teeth, their mineralization, hardness, lack of caries and hypersensitivity. In order for the teeth to be hard and strong, we must nourish them from the inside, i.e. take care of our daily diet. Foods rich in calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D, while avoiding sugar, which is actively involved in the formation of caries. Among the sweets banned for years, we can find less and more harmful ones. We consider the more harmful those that stick to our teeth and adhere tightly to them for a long time after eating them, e.g. cookies, crackers, chips or biscuits. And for hypersensitivity are mainly sweet and sour foods and drinks, i.e. mainly fruit and fruit juices. However, we cannot avoid them because they contain a lot of price list of minerals and vitamins. However, it is recommended to rinse your teeth with clean water after eating them to dilute the sugar and acid content in saliva. Let’s take care of what we eat and how we eat, and the teeth will certainly repay us with a beautiful, white smile.