Cavities are, behind colds, the most common diseases in Spain. But did you know that it is also the most common oral problem, affecting 90% of the population? And this problem is exacerbated during the Christmas celebrations, doubling its index, according to official sources.
The main causes of tooth decay is the lack of dentobucal hygiene habits and the consumption of excess acids and sugars. And this, during the Christmas holidays, is more than frequent. Abundant meals and dinners, toasts with loved ones and sweets make their stellar appearance at Christmas, especially affecting the balance and also increasing the bacterial plaque and favoring the appearance of tooth decay and dental stains
So, if you want parties not to take a toll on your teeth, there are the tips of Pons Soria Dental Clinic, your dental clinic in Valencia, to ensure the best Christmas for your teeth:
1.- Hygiene, hygiene, hygiene.
They are days of copious meals away from home and in a hurry. Don’t forget to take your dental cleaning kit with you, so you can use it after every meal. Ah! And don’t forget your interproximal brush if you wear brackets !!! All this especially at night, when we salivate the least and most likely we have a proliferation of bacteria in the mouth. Ah! And if your toothbrush is more than three months old or you have had a flu recently … take advantage and ask one of the Magi!
2.- Sweet Christmas.
Definitely! But with a head. Write down our trick; Choose sweets or less sticky and sticky candies since it is sweets such as marzipan or soft nougat that contain more sugar and remain more attached to the tooth, saliva is not able to remove them easily and in this way the development of bacteria is much higher and with it the probability of tooth decay, gum inflammation and tooth sensitivity.
If you are one of those who go crazy about chocolate nougat, try to have more cocoa, at least 70%, and you will also benefit from its cardioprotective and antioxidant properties.
4.- Be careful what you drink
Sweetened soda, citrus, carbonated can damage and wear the enamel taking advantage of the porosity of the tooth. On the other hand, alcoholic beverages such as wine or champagne can damage the dental root prematurely and red wine can also stain the enamel, since its acidity, tannins and chromogenic compounds favor such pigmentation.
5.- Cold, hot
Sudden changes in temperature cause an increase in sensitivity in your teeth, and may inflame the blood vessels inside your teeth.
6.- They are teeth, not tools!
And even if you are in a hurry to know what Santa Claus has brought you, your teeth are not designed to open gifts, bags or nuts. All this helps to break teeth, veneers or brackets.
7.- Bet on foods rich in calcium, fluoride and vitamins A, C, D and K
Such as dairy, salmon, fruits, vegetables or green leafy vegetables, which will help you reduce sugar consumption and maintain and care for your teeth, freeing them from plaque and protecting their enamel.
8.- Beware of coffee and tea on table tops and gatherings
Like the red wine that we mentioned before, they can cause stains and stains in your tooth enamel due to its content in tannins or chromogens.
How could we not talk about him? At this time the consumption of this enemy of your health also skyrockets. Consider the damage that nicotine can cause in your tooth enamel too.
10.- Go to your dentist in Valencia
Of course, for any inconvenience, do not hesitate to go to your dentist in Valencia to solve it as soon as possible. In Dental Clinic Pons Soria our specialists will offer you the best tips and solutions so that your teeth also have a Merry Christmas!
Request your appointment online or through the phone. 96 3303344 or 96 0500242 or on our website www.clinicadentalponssoria.com and consult with your dentist in Valencia.
We will be happy to assist you in our clinics in Alfredo Torán and Olmos, 7 (corner Avda. Francia, 27) and Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, 37 – under right. Valencia.
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