Gum disease and tooth decay are the products of neglected teeth

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Gum disease and tooth decay are the products of neglected teeth

Post by haldishenrry on Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:36 am

Gum disease and tooth decay are the products of neglected teeth and gum. If you don't take care of your teeth, you're going to lose them!
While it's rather uncommon these days (at least in developed countries), people still lose their teeth as a result of tooth decay. Poor oral care is a combination of a diet loaded with sugary foods and a failure to visit a dentist for routine teeth cleaning. Neglecting your teeth has consequences! Believe it or not, if you neglect your teeth and gum, you're risking far more than tooth loss - several studies have shown that poor oral health leads to a weakened immune system and the potential for much more dangerous health conditions than tooth decay.

Unless you've been living in a cave your entire life, you probably already know that tooth decay and tooth loss are ultimately caused from a diet consisting of foods that have high sugar content. Most people don't realize that sugar isn't the culprit for tooth decay, at least not directly. The bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar, and the byproduct of that sugary meal is a substance that erodes your tooth enamel. That substance is plaque. dental implant handpiece

Ideally, the entire population would simply stop eating sugary foods and stick to diets that promote good oral health. However, reality is much different, and instead of abstaining from certain types of foods altogether, it's best to simply follow a diet of moderation. Then, if you'll add in an occasional visit to your dentist for routine teeth cleaning, you'll probably maintain great oral health for the rest of your life.

Few people realize that saliva is one of our body's natural defenses against plaque buildup. nsk impant handpiece When we eat large meals such as breakfast or dinner, our mouths produce a significant amount of saliva which is not only great for digestion, but it's also great for diminishing plaque production. When we don't eat large meals, such as when we snack on foods in between the major meals of the day, there is very little saliva production which results in a plaque friendly environment. If we snack on sugary foods such as candy bars and donuts, it makes it even worse because we're consuming large amounts of sugar and our body doesn't produce enough saliva to counteract the high dose of sugar.

Did you know that the two most common diseases can be found in the human mouth? They are tooth decay and gum disease, both of which are the result of eating too much sugar and neglecting your teeth cleaning visits to the dentist. Surprisingly, most people have one or both of these two diseases and don't even realize it. The reason they don't know is because neither disease is painful and can silently destroy a person's tooth enamel for years before the person feels any pain.

Sugar consumption is the catalyst for the bacteria in your mouth to produce plaque. The more your diet consists of sugary foods, the increased rate of plaque production within your mouth. If you were to eat a high volume of sugar every day but also follow up with thorough cleansing and cleaning of your mouth every day, you'd probably not experience any tooth decay whatsoever. When plaque is left alone to do its damage to your tooth enamel, that's when the trouble begins.

It's not just candy bars and donuts and sodas that are bad for your teeth, there are many types of foods that will also feed the bacteria in your mouth as equally well. Some of those food types are milk, carrots, potatoes, and food that contains a significant amount of grain.


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