Having a healthy and wonderful smile is not impossible. As everything is a matter of knowing how to maintain proper oral hygiene and try not to damage the teeth with food or acts that may be harmful to them. For all this is that today from Dr. Montana Dental Clinic we would like to reflect on a topic that seems most interesting and can help many people to get that smile that everyone wants to have, we are referring to the great enemies of the dentists: tobacco, alcohol and sugar.
By naming these three elements the truth is that we are not saying anything new that may surprise you. All of them have a completely negative effect on the oral health of people because they are not healthy and, therefore, affect the biosaludable rhythm. Try to lead a healthy and balanced life should be part of our lives and our daily habits.
The main enemy of your teeth, sugar
We will start with the “enemy” star of the professionals of dentistry: sugar. The caries originates due to the action of bacteria that exist in the mouth and that attack the tooth enamel. Some foods try to combat the effect of these bacteria and others that enhance the appearance and proliferation of these bacteria so that the consequence of caries is higher. If you eat a diet rich in sweets, cookies, sweets, where the main component is sugar and you do not follow a strict series of oral hygiene measures, it is very likely that this product will remain embedded in the teeth and make the task of the saliva to undo the sugar and thereby favor the arrival of caries.
But not only in sweets can sugar be found. We will also find it in industrial fruit juices, soft drinks, bottle teas or bread. In all of them, that component is abused and are conducive to causing the appearance of cavities. It is logical therefore to recommend a responsible and moderate consumption of them. As long as it is combined with regular visits to the dentist and careful dental hygiene, there is no need to fear for the health of our teeth.
Following with another negative factor for dentists we cannot stop talking about tobacco. A great variety of published studies have come to show that smoking is a leading agent that directly affects the development of periodontal diseases. In smokers it has been deduced that the consumption of this product alters the patient’s immune response against infections, they have a decrease in their capacity to repair oral tissues and at the time of wound healing the process dilates over time. These same analyzes and reports have also managed to create a series of procedures that are not indicated in smoking patients such as titanium implants where it has been shown that smokers have twice the risk of losing their teeth than those who are not. .
Much has been said about quitting smoking, but in matters of oral health here we leave a few to take it into account: your teeth will not have that yellowish color, reduction of periodontal diseases, improvement of the senses of taste and smell and forget about halitosis.