It’s good to have a friend who is a dentist. Of course the reason is not for them to have free dental checkups for you, but at any time they can give you useful advice and warn you about the health risks that you have never thought about. And so you might be surprised to realize that our dental health depends on even the smallest details.
|You will be surprised to realize that our dental health depends on even the smallest details.|
1. Don’t brush your teeth right after a meal
|Dentists recommend brushing your teeth at least 30-40 minutes after a meal.|
Brushing your teeth right after meals is really easy to damage your dental enamel, especially when you use a hard toothbrush. When eating, food and drinks disrupt pH balance in the mouth and make tooth enamel a little softer for a short time. The acid produced by food can wear away the protective enamel, making your teeth weakest as soon as you eat.Therefore, saliva is used to regulate high acid levels in the mouth. Saliva also naturally cleans the food particles and gives your enamel the balance necessary to continue its protective work. Brushing your teeth immediately means losing this balance and damaging tooth enamel.
2. Swimming is also harmful for teeth
No one said that swimming is not healthy, but the problem is that the chemicals used to disinfect water in some pools have a terrible impact on the teeth. Researchers at NYU Dental College have warned about the dangers of pools with improperly stored water. Dr. Leila Jahangiri of New York University of Dental Medicine warned of the danger of serious and rapid erosion of enamel from water in swimming pools.
|The chemicals used to disinfect water in the pool have a terrible impact on the teeth.|
In the 1980s, American scientists published the results of a study focused on the health of professional swimmers’ teeth, 40% of which have had their enamel damaged.So what should you do? Try to avoid pool water in your mouth and swim in a clean swimming pool.
3. You should drink coffee immediately and not drink it for more than 30 minutes
Think about how we drink tea or coffee at work or anywhere. We fill up a hot cup of coffee and drink it with small sips while constantly talking to colleagues and responding to e-mails. Maybe you should not this, as if you are doing that, coffee (especially coffee with sugar) has started “the work” to destroy your enamel.
|If you drink coffee, drink it quickly, as it’s better for you.|
Heidi Hackett, a dentist in Seattle, USA, found that: Continued exposure to lactose or milk sugar caused the bacteria in the mouth to be fueled. The main bacteria that cause tooth decay are Streptococcus mutans – that metabolizes carbohydrate and sugar into acids. So if you drink coffee, drink it quickly, as it will be better for you.
4. There is a reason why gynecologists recommend checking your teeth before planning a pregnancy
Scientists at Massachusetts Medical University, Connecticut School of Dental Medicine conducted an oral health research in pregnancy and drew some conclusions that some prenatal oral diseases may have bad consequences for children.
|Having some dental diseases before birth can have adverse consequences for children.|
First, it must be said that cavities caused by infection spread from the tooth tissue to the gums can then enter the blood and affect the fetus. This can lead to premature birth and babies with serious birth defects. Second, periodontitis is also really dangerous because it can reduce fertility for both men and women.
That’s why gynecologists often recommend good oral health before deciding to have a baby.
5. During brushing, avoid distraction
|While taking care of your teeth, it’s best not to let yourself be distracted by anything else.|
While taking care of your teeth, it’s best not to let yourself be distracted by anything else. This is a process that needs to be done very attentively. And you should also teach your children to brush their teeth for a certain period of time, during which doctors recommend turning on their favorite songs. It will attract your baby’s attention for 2-3 minutes (this is the time it takes to remove dental plaque and remove bacteria).
6. Don’t chew ice and don’t pierce your tongue
|If you make yourself chew ice (or eat lots of seeds), you can damage your gums, tooth enamel, and even break your teeth.|
If you make yourself chew ice (or eat lots of seeds), you can damage your gums, tooth enamel, and even break your teeth. The fillings on your tooth surface are also at risk. The same thing happens when you pierce your tongue because having a piece of metal in your tongue is a source causing mechanical damage to your teeth if unfortunately they bump into your teeth or if you bite too hard on the piercings. Not only that, tongue piercing can also cause the tongue to swell or give the bacteria a chance to multiply, leading to infection.
Similarly, do not use your teeth to open up food packages, bottles … It is better to spend a few more seconds to do it properly and not to put your teeth in danger.