A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Dental Plaque
I had a question the other day about dental plaque.
Plaque is the sticky, colorless film that forms on your teeth.
It makes your teeth “feel fuzzy” to your tongue and is most noticeable when you don’t brush your teeth.
Plaque develops when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches), such as milk, soft drinks, raisins, cakes, or candy, are frequently left on your teeth.
Bacteria that live in your mouth thrive on these foods and produce acids as a result.
Over a period of time, these acids destroy your tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.
Plaque can also develop on your tooth roots under your gum and cause breakdown of the bone supporting your tooth.
To prevent plaque buildup, brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft, rounded-tip bristled toothbrush.
Pay particular attention to the space where the gums and your teeth meet.
Floss between teeth at least once a day to remove food particles and bacteria.
See your dentist or oral hygienist every 6 months for a checkup and teeth cleaning.
Eat a balanced diet and limit the number of between-meal snacks.
If you need a snack, choose nutritious foods such as plain yogurt, cheese, fruit or raw vegetables.
Vegetables, such as celery, help remove food and help saliva neutralize plaque-causing acids.
To deal with dental plaque, it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily.
*Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies daily.
*Increase your raw food consumption.
*Choose organic whenever possible.
*Increase essential fats (Omega-3, Flax oil, fish oil).
*Get proper dental care, including cleaning.
*Consult a holistic dentist.
*Explore the use of Arnica, a homeopathic remedy, for dental procedures.
*Decrease or eliminate toxic dental care products, like whiteners, mouthwash, etc.
*Decrease or eliminate sugars, hard or sticky candy, etc.
*Decrease or eliminate smoking.
*Research all possible side effects or detrimental influences of dental procedures like root canals.
*Research both sides of the fluoride issue.
*Decrease or eliminate acid-forming foods and drinks (coffee, soda pop, dairy, red meat, sugar, processed foods, white flour products).
*Decrease exposure to toxic products (cleaners, laundry, personal care, etc.)
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