How does diet and eating habits prevent tooth

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Published on July 10, 2009

Author: drpattron68

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How does diet and eating habits prevent tooth decay? : How does diet and eating habits prevent tooth decay? By Dr Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. Tooth Decay or dental caries : Tooth Decay or dental caries Most common health complaint Increases sensitivity of teeth pain Disfigurement Tooth abscesses Tooth loss Loss of working hours Decrease in productivity Loss of income Causes of tooth decay : Causes of tooth decay Increase use of sugars in the diet Poor dental hygiene Poor nutrition Genetic predisposition to tooth decay Poverty Neglect Lack of financial resources for dental treatment Lack of appropriate health care facilities How is a dental decay initiated? : How is a dental decay initiated? Eating sweet, sticky, sugary foods if not brushed away, tend to leave sticky residues called plaque around the edges of fillings, gum line and grooved surfaces of the teeth Plague then hardens to form tartar Bacteria present in the mouth acts on tartar and sugar residues to form acids that dissolves the enamel coating of the tooth, initiating the process of tooth decay Dietary factors that promote tooth decay : Dietary factors that promote tooth decay Diet composition Eating habits Dietary factors that inhibit tooth decay : Dietary factors that inhibit tooth decay Eat crispy foods such as fruits and vegetables Limit the use of sweet, sugary and sticky foods Use milk and dairy products to strengthen teeth Prevention of dental caries : Prevention of dental caries Clean teeth regularly after meals Flossing prior to brushing teeth is advisable Brush with fluoride-containing toothpaste Get RDA of vitamins A, D and C Get regular dental check ups, at least once or twice a year Summary : Summary An acid environment in the mouth promotes tooth decay A high composition of sugary and sticky foods promotes tooth decay Frequent eating and delayed flossing and brushing increases the amount of time that acids are in contact with the teeth Saliva helps to neutralize the acids at the surface of the tooth Limit sweet and sticky foods

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