Our teeth is usually the first thing that gives us out. The best way
to judge a person personal hygiene is through his/her oral maintenance.
It goes without saying that the teeth is one of the most vulnerable part
of our body and there quite a number of ways the teeth health can be
compromised. One would always point fingers at sugar, soda and coffee as
the culprits for toothaches but do you also know that there are other
things that are detrimental to your teeth that you may not think of at
first. Lets look at a few of those things.
can take a big toll on your overall health in general. Whenever we are
stressed our body releases cortisol, this stress hormone suppresses our
immune system allowing bacteria to flush into the mouth which increase
the risk of gum disease.
High blood sugar
High blood sugar can also affect our oral health. It makes the mouth susceptible to dryness because it causes a decline in saliva production. Due to the decrease in saliva, your teeth are more susceptible to cavities. This is often the reason why diabetics also complain of toothache.
are very healthy for our body, hardly would anyone think of them as bad
for our teeth. But the truth is that fruits contains sugars that when
acted upon by the bacteria in our mouth will often produces acids that
attacks the teeth.
amount of sugar our tooth gum retain when we drink soft drinks slowly
is quite different from the amount it will retain when we gulp them
fast. When you spend more time gulping down your fruit juice or sodas,
your teeth get exposed for too long to the sugars contained in them. And
just as we've discussed earlier, the bacteria present in the mouth can
cause those sugars to form acids that attack the gum.
Rice, potatoes, and pasta
anyone hears sugar, the first thing that comes to mind is fruit,
biscuits, sweets and soft drinks. They've forgotten that there are other
foods that contains as much sugar as confectioneries too. These foods
are mainly carbohydrate and they may at times be responsible for tooth
problems we encounter at some point. This might be one of the reasons
why most people complain of toothache even when they are not a big fan
of junks and other sweet things.
no one would doubt are also some things that could cause tooth decay,
children are usually susceptible to this attack. Certain kinds of
medication are known to slow down saliva production in the mouth. This
can make your mouth really go dry. Just as with having high blood sugar,
this can cause serious degradation of your tooth gums. Common
medications with this side-effect are antidepressants, antipsychotics
and cough syrup, cough drops, and throat pastilles.