Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
Taking care of your teeth does take a little effort. But having a bright smile and healthy teeth does make it all worth it. One thing you might not be doing, even though it is simple, is making sure your mouth's pH value is balanced. This is important to fend off oral pathogens; this can be easily achieved with the help of your dentist and this guide.
Why Does pH Matter?
Your mouth is full of bacteria; in fact, most experts estimate that there are about 20 billion oral pathogens in your mouth (although the number might be even higher). These pathogens might seem unstoppable, but brushing your teeth and listening to your dentist does help keep their numbers low. Another thing that might help diminish their number (and how quickly they can reproduce) is your mouth's pH value.
Harmful bacteria multiply by making acidic byproduct and keeping your mouth acidic. And you may even consume foods that are acidic, like some processed foods or sodas. You can help prevent harm by consuming foods that re-balance the pH value in your mouth to destroy the kind of bacteria responsible for things like cavities, dental plaque, or dental erosion.
Foods To Consume For pH Balancing
Consider some of the following:
Try eating aged cheese because it increases the amount of saliva in your mouth, which helps reverse the acidic pH value in your mouth. Cheese also contains enzymes and calcium that form a film of protection around your teeth. Vitamin K2 is high in some fermented or aged cheeses, which helps your body detect areas that are in need of calcium, like your teeth, to help strengthen them.
Brussel sprouts have one of the highest pH values around. So making sure you eat fresh brussel sprouts with your salads or sandwiches can be helpful. This vegetable also has a high vitamin C content, which is essential for your body to make collagen, which is a building block for strong gums.
Those plants under the sea may also be helpful. The pH value is very high in seaweed, and studies have noticed that seaweed contains a particularly strong enzyme that helps remove plaque by breaking down bacterial biofilm.
Remember that these foods are only meant to help you maintain your oral health and not cure an issue or replace your dentist's advice. So be sure to keep up with regular dental visits at a clinic like Legacy Dental Arts.Share
22 January 2016