What harms the health of your teeth?


13/10/2011

Frequent consumption of fruits such as apples can be four times as much to harm the health of teeth than carbonated drinks, as shown by the results of the new analysis of Professor David Bartlett (David Bartlett) of the Institute of Dentistry King’s College. In the study, the data from which were published in the "Journal of Dentistry", examines the links between diet and tooth wear in several areas of the mouth on the example of more than 1,000 men and women aged 18 to 30 years.

The researchers looked for damage to teeth enamel surface and volunteers in the dentin (at a depth of no more than 2 millimeters), the main supporting structure of the tooth beneath the enamel, and compared the results of a questionnaire survey of trial participants about their diet.

Data have shown that people who often ate apples were 3.7 times more likely to damage the dentin, whereas the participants who regularly consumed soft drinks, there was no additional risk of data damage.

Drinking fruit juice increased the likelihood of damage to the enamel around the top of the teeth near the gums fourfold, while lager containing acids, increased the chances of dentine damage threefold. Professor David Bartlett, said: "The health of teeth depends not only on what we eat but how we eat it. Doctors are certainly right when they say that eating apples - is useful, but if you eat them slowly the high acidity levels can damage your teeth. Ironically, the drinks, which are most often associated with the risk of tooth decay, particularly cola, showed no increased risk of danger to the health of the teeth in this analysis. analysis results highlight the fact that the care should be taken to use not only some of carbonated soft drinks, but also to products containing strong acids when it comes to maintaining the health of teeth. "

The researchers noted that they did not want this information in any way prevent people from eating fruit and fruit juices, as they are essential for overall health and well-being. "The main idea of the analysis is that the acid in the human diet may damage the tooth structure if they are used, and hence affect the mouth throughout the day. These acids can literally dissolve teeth when the mouth for a long time does not create an environment that helps counteract the acid effect. snacking throughout the day foods high in acid, there is a greater chance of damage to the teeth, and use them in a certain time of dinner provides more protection for the teeth. important here is not what you eat but how you eat : an apple a day - it’s good, but there are some apples all day, can cost you many health of teeth "- said the professor.

"The results of this analysis confirm previous clinical observations and add the information to our understanding of the process of tooth wear, and provide further evidence that certain kinds of drinks and eating food with strong acidity are important factors in the process of decay" - he concluded.

Original: Medicalxpress Translation: M. Potter


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