Oral and dental care
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Body.
The mouth and teeth have a greater influence on our health than is commonly realized. The condition of the mouth can affect our body in its entirety. Conversely, general illnesses can affect our oral health. For instance, inflammation in the mouth (e.g. of a tooth socket, the periodontal ligament or jawbone) can enable bacteria to find its way into the bloodstream and penetrate even distant areas of the body where they can aggravate an existing illness. On the other hand, a metabolic disorder like diabetes can promote inflamed gums (periodontitis). The good news is that scientific studies have shown that effective treatment by a Periodontist can positively affect diabetics.
Please tell your doctor and dentist if your gums are inflamed or you have a dry mouth.
Recommendations and Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums
The Right Diet for Healthy Teeth.
Food can improve our health, but it can also damage it. By being aware of what is healthy and unhealthy, the teeth and gums can be protected and fortified.
Foods that are rich in protein but low in fat and acids have positive effects. Examples include lentils, beans, lean meat and fish. Cheese is another great way of protecting the teeth as it combines calcium and phosphate with casein, a milk protein, to form a protective film on the enamel. further rule of thumb is that you should drink plenty of liquid, ideally flat (or non-carbonated) mineral water or unsweetened green or black tea. This strengthens the rinse effect in the mouth. Sweet, acidic and sticky treats, fizzy drinks and carbohydrates made from white flour are problematic — these lead to the formation of acid in the mouth, which attacks the enamel and can disturb the oral flora, causing sensitivity.
Optimal Dental Care.
Clean teeth, firm gums and a fresh-feeling mouth are the rewards for good oral hygiene.
Brushing your teeth using the right technique is part of achieving healthy teeth and strong gums. However, a toothbrush can only reach about sixty percent of all dental surfaces. To reach the remainder, we need tools like dental floss and interdental brushes, which effectively clean food residues and bacteria from between the teeth, helping to prevent cavities and gum inflammation. And don’t forget your tongue! Bacteria on the tongue are the most common cause of bad breath. Toothpaste made from natural ingredients also helps you care for your teeth. A mouthwash completes your daily oral hygiene routine by reaching the palate and the areas a toothbrush is unable to reach. Mouthwash will also help stabilize your oral flora.