Sweet without the Sugar

We know that sugar is one of the causes of tooth decay. Cutting down on sugar goes a long way to preventing dental problems

  • Use Stevia. This has nowhere near the decay problems of sugar. Stevia and sugar mixed together tastes like plain sugar, but with reduced decay problems.
  • Coffee and tea are often sweetened; again, keep stevia on hand.
  • Use healthy snacks like nuts, pumpkin seeds, and most fruits. The minimal sugar in these causes few problems.
  • Remember many so called ‘diet’ food are low fat and high sugar; they don’t really help our health, it’s just that they sound like a good option. Many fats are essential. Avoid gimmicks, and go natural.
  • Even if the sugar is not in the teeth it is in our system, and it flows through our body, including channels in the teeth. Higher fibre food is preferable as is stops sudden food sugar fluctuations.
  • Soda is full of sugar. Stevia soda is slightly better in this regard, but still not healthy.
  • Many breakfast cereals are full of sugar. Find something with less sugar and more fibre.
  • Many spread for toast and bread are full of sugar. Find alternatives.
  • Sleep in regular hours, avoiding shift work and late nights. Tiredness increases our craving for stimulants and sugar.
  • Gargle water after eating, it washes a lot of food off the teeth. Drinking water keeps the mouth moisturized, which helps prevent decay.

If we detox or fast for a few days (talk to a doctor first) we reset our appetite for sweet food. We crave it less after we have lived without sweet tastes for a while.

Some people find L-glutamine lowers their craving for sweet things. Consider the option, at least during a transition away from sugar

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Causes of Decay

Regular brushing is the most obvious, and probably the most important factor in preventing decay. But it does not work in isolation. Other factors include:

Beneficial factors

  • A healthy diet
  • Lower stress levels.
  • Keeping sticky or acidic foods off teeth; drink soda through a straw.
  • Exercise for good general health.
  • Keep your immune system healthy; the exercise helps, as do certain foods.
  • Avoid toxins in the air, food or environment in general. These compromise health an immune system functioning.

Teeth decay because of:

  • Poor nutrition
  • Excess sugar
  • Lack of minerals and micronutrients, including copper, iron and manganese.
  • Poor circulation
  • Lack of exercise
  • Poor general health
  • Some illnesses
  • Increase susceptibility when pregnant.
  • Failure to clean teeth.
  • Injured or infected teeth and gums that compromise general health, i.e.: impacted or infected wisdom teeth.
  • Hereditary factors not fully understood
  • Other factors not fully understood.

Earlier theories about decay saw bacteria and the interaction with sugars as the fundamental cause of tooth decay. This is controversial as adjacent surfaces exposed to the same amounts of bacteria and sugar so not always suffer in the same way; one can decay as the other remains unaffected.

 

Some research indicates that the flow of fluids through the teeth is important for preventing tooth decay. When the fluids flow properly the tooth strongly resists decay. Hormone levels and the amount of sugar in the diet affect the fluid flow. Rectifying this dietary factor may go a long way to preventing dental problems such as tooth decay.

 

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Any dental concerns should be immediately checked by a dentist. Removing faulty wisdom teeth can prevent further health problems from occurring. The interconnected body we have is greatly influenced by our dental health, and our dental health is affected by out health in general.

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Dental Implants Sydney

Dental implants are the development of an accidental discovery. When it was noticed that a titanium implant would bond to bones scientists realized this could be used for medical and dental problems. Dental implants have a titanium shaft for this reason. The titanium shaft bonds to the jawbone, holding a realistic looking porcelain tooth firmly in position.

There has been archaeological evidence of tooth replacement extending back several thousand years, and even some shell implants that successfully bonded to the jawbone. Human teeth are important for both appearance and function. We tend to not notice this till they are compromised. It is part of human nature to show concern for what is important rather than what is urgent. We neglect to brush our teeth, but will spend money on replacing them when they are damaged.

During most of the 20th century teeth tended to be replaced with bridges; before that most people resorted to dentures. The bridged teeth required the artificial tooth to be joined to the surrounding teeth, which meant healthy teeth had to be compromised to hold a replacement tooth. Denture treatment could produce pleasant looking teeth, but eating was always difficult. Dental implants do away with all these issues. Once they are surgically fitted they require only the same maintenance need for regular teeth.

Dental implants have been known to last for more than 40 years, and counting. Given their realistic appearance, complete functionality and extended lifespan – to say nothing of their low maintenance- they are the best option available, short of growing a new set of teeth.

If you thing you need dental implants Sydney has many good practicing dentists, all with contact detail on the internet.

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