Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Do you know how to avoid cavities in summer?

A lot of attention. According to the World Health OrganizationLas decay And gum diseases, such as periodontitis or gingivitis, are the most prevalent oral diseases in Peru, affecting girls, boys and adults, a condition that is repeated worldwide and affects almost half of the population. Is.

According to the Ministry of Health, 90.4% of Peruvians suffer from dental caries and 85% suffer from periodontal disease, very dangerous for pregnant women and diabetics. Similarly, global cases of these diseases have increased by nearly 1 billion over the past 30 years, the UN health agency warns, indicating that many more people do not have access to prevention and treatment.

Edgar Hinostroza, a specialist at the Carrion Institute does note “The high summer temperature may stimulate the consumption of cold sweet drinks, ice cream, cremoladas, lemonade, etc., which if left on the teeth due to lack of hygiene, will produce two conditions that will damage the teeth and other organs of the oral cavity. The first has to do with changing the pH of the mouth, making it more acidic, causing demineralization of enamel, and the second is that it will encourage the proliferation of bacteria on other surfaces, altering the oral microbiota. Both factors are directly responsible for the formation of dental caries.”,

Within this framework, the experts of the Carrion Institute give four tips to avoid the appearance of cavities at this time of year:

  • bring your own toothbrush and use it often

Don’t forget oral hygiene. In summer, we spend more time outdoors, eat between meals and visit bars and restaurants more often.

Always have a toothbrush and toothpaste with you to be able to enjoy the holidays without forgetting about oral hygiene.

High temperatures are favorable for the growth of microorganisms.

  • eating a low-carb diet

A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables should be maintained.

At this time of year you have a unique opportunity to improve the contribution of antioxidants to our body by a wide variety of seasonal fruits.

And be careful with sweets, as sugar is one of the enemies of oral health.

Minimizes “snacking between meals” as it affects our hygiene and it is recommended to rinse mouth at least twice after eating between meals.

  • drink cold water instead of sugary drinks

You must be rehydrated from time to time. Saliva is a dental protector, and when our saliva production is reduced, teeth are less able to defend themselves against bacterial attack.

On the other hand, the consumption of sweet drinks and alcohol should be reduced.

This is because this liquid contains a lot of acid, which can greatly erode the enamel, wearing it down and destroying it.

Also, it can affect the health of the gums, causing them to become inflamed.

Alcohol can cause bad breath and tooth sensitivity.

  • Consume fruits like apples which make natural toothbrush paper when we cut them

Eating apples is very beneficial for the health of our teeth, this is due to its properties which help in cleaning the teeth’ surface naturally.

It is also very good for the health of our gums as it helps in making the gums strong.

Nevertheless, it is important to know that while eating an apple may help with good oral hygiene, it is in no way a substitute for brushing your teeth.

This fruit also contains acid and sugar which remains in our mouth, so it is necessary to remove them with a good toothbrush.

Take care

“The proliferation of bacteria that cause dental caries can contaminate the blood that reaches the brain, plus these bacteria can cause serious infections such as endocarditis that attack the heart. Similarly, if they are placed in the mouth, food When they break down, they cause halitosis (bad breath) and, if they reach the joints, they can cause a severe form of arthritis or septic arthritis,” concluded Hinostroza.

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