Sweets contain lots of sugar as 90% of them are made up of sugar. The sugar in sweets is not only bad for your health, as if it doesn’t get burned off will turn into fat, but is also very bad for your teeth. This is because it causes tooth decay which then leads to cavities. Most people think that junk food such as sweets and fizzy drinks are the only causes of tooth decay, however they are wrong. Even healthy foods and drinks such as fruit juices and dried fruits contain just as much or sometimes even more sugar than sweets.
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The main way to prevent tooth loss is to keep good oral hygiene, as the main factor of tooth loss is decay and gum disease. Tooth decay is caused by a build up of plaque, however by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing, you will be removing the plaque so that it is not left to build up and rot your teeth, causing cavities, which can result in them falling out. If you have cavities and you leave them untreated, over time it will affect your gums and your bone which leads to your teeth not being held in place properly which can lead to them falling out.
We all suffer from bad breath from time to time. However 1 in 4 adults in the uk suffer from bad breath regularly.
Bad breath which is also known as halitosis isn’t serious and there can be many causes for it. Normally bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene. When food gets stuck in between your teeth or on your tongue and starts to rot away it causes and unpleasant smell, which is known as bad breath. Another cause for bad breath is eating smelly foods or drinks,such as garlic or coffee, but this will only cause short term bad breath. Smoking is another cause for short term bad breath.
Wear and tear to your teeth is normal and everyone will suffer from it. However there are ways to make sure that you have healthy mouth and healthy, strong teeth.
Alcohol can have serious effects on your teeth. Most people don’t think about the consequences of drinking alcohol and how it can affect your oral health, when really they should. Alcohol such as a glass of wine, can affect the calcium on your teeth by sucking it dry, which can leave you with bad breath. In addition overconsumption of alcohol has been associated with mouth cancer. To try and keep the damage level to your oral health, to an all time low, using mouthwash while drinking will help your teeth recover from then damage caused by alcohol, and prevent bad breath, or rinsing your mouth out with water.
To keep your teeth looking as white and as healthy as possible, you will need to brush and floss twice daily and visit your dentist regularly. In addition by not smoking or chewing tobacco, you will keep your teeth a healthy white colour. There are also certain foods and drinks, that you should stay away from because they can be quite staining to your teeth.
If you think of your teeth as a fresh white tablecloth, anything that will stain the table cloth such as red wine or coffee, will stain your teeth. Also foods and drinks that contain colourings in are bad for your teeth as they contain highly pigmented molecules which tend to latch on to dental enamel and stain the teeth.