Sunday, June 29, 2008

Vitamins and minerals

Every nutrient which builds health appears to play some role in the prevention of tooth decay. Much tooth decay can be prevented if all persons, whether children or adults, obtained at least 1,000 units of vitamin D daily. Calcium is essential to maintain dental health. Adequate calcium can be obtained if sufficient milk is given daily to children and yoghurt is genrously used by adults. A lack of calcium makes teeth susceptible to decay. The gums recede and the teeth often become loose and crooked, with ugly spaces showing between them.

The vitamins of the B group play an important role in preventing tooth dcay. People who do not take adequate niacin have unclean mouths, heavily coated tongues, often foul breath and rapidly decaying teeth. Vitamin C helps to prevent decay by forming a strong foundation in the dentine, which contains the minerals. In short, all vitamins and minerals help to keep the teeth beautiful. A person susceptible to tooth decay should adopt a well-balanced iet containing all the essential nutrients.

Even though person's teeth may by free from decay, unhealthy gums can lead to an unattrctive appearance. Abnormalities of the gum tissue result from deficiencies and combinations of deficiencies. When vitamin C is under supplied, the gum bleed easily, recede, become infected, and pyorrhea may quickly set in. A person suffering from these abnormalities hould include 300 or more milligrams of vitamins C daily in the diet. A glass of fresh citrus juice in the morning is of great value in keeping the gums pink and healthy. Lack of vitamins A can also lead to infections of the gums, causing them to look pale and unattractive. In such cases, more iron should be added to the child.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Proper diet

Diet plays a vital role in dental health. The condition of the teeth, after they are formed, depends upon the foods one eats from day to day. Dental decay, the destruction of the bone around the teeth, and infections of the gums, can be prevented with an appropriate diet. In fact, with the proper diet, the teeth and jaw-bones can be made harder and healthier as the years go by.

Probably the greatest curse and cause of tooth decay is the consumption of candy, soft drinks, pastries, refined carbohydrates and sugars, in all forms. Bacteria in the mouth break sugar down into acids, which combine with the calcium in the enamel, causing decay or erosion. It is therefore important to restrict one's sugar intake, and to ensure that the diet includes plenty of raw vegetables and wholemeal bread.

Whole foods are ideal. they are good for the teeth as the fibreless refined foods allow particles to accumulate on the teeth in a stricky mass, where they can do great harm. The gums need friction to keep them firm and whole foods also help remove plaque, They are therefore called 'detergent foods' by some dentists.
Whole foods, however, benefit the teeth only if they are free from sugar. Surgeon-Captain Cleave, the author od Saccharine Disease says, 'It is perfectly true that refined carbohydrates are a prime cause of dental decay. but it dos not necessarily follow that unrefined carbohydrates cannot be a cause. if they take a form of stale, coase, wholemeal bread and hard fruits and vegetables, no periodontal disease will follow their consumption'.

In preventing tooth decay, what one eats is no doubt important, but equally important is when on eats. Frequent small snacks are very harmful to teeth, as theoy produce an acid medium in which the bacteria thrive. The number of times one eats sugar is one of the most important factors in determining the rate of decay. For this reason, it is better to eat sweets at the end of the meal rather than between meals.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The natural way to sparkling teeth 'Plaque'

Proper cleaning is the most important step towards healthy and sparkling teeth. Ideally, teeth should be cleaned after every meal, but one thorough cleaning each day will be far better than any number of hurried brushings. A quick brushing is a waste of time. The teeth may appear clean, but they will still be coated with a layer of plaque, a sticky, transparent substance, It is invisible, but it can be felt as a fuzzy coating on the teeth. The accumulation of plaque can lead to gum inflamation and bleeding, which are early warning signs of gum diosease.

Proper cleaning

There are many theories on how best to clean the teeth. The consensus of dental opinion, however, seems to back using a circular motion with the brush, so as to ensure that all dental surfaces are cleaned. One should not be afraid to touch the gums with the brush, as this gentle stimulation improves the blood circulation in the gums.

Toothpaste is not in fact essential for the removel of plaque. although most people prefer to use it. It does help to keep [the mouth fresh. The fluoride, which is now being added to an increasing number of pastes, also helps to strengten the outer enamel and thus render it less susceptible to decay. It, however, has no effect on gum disease, which affects a very large number of people and is the main reason for adults losing their teeth.

Bad breath is not only unpleasant and embarassing for the sufferer, but also for those [with whom he or she comes into contact. With the efficient functioning of one's digestive juices, one is unlikely to suffer from bad breath. the breaht can bej freshened naturally be chewing fresh parsley or watercress, or by using rose water as a mouthwash. Commerial antiseptic mouthwashes should not be used as these are often too strong and can remove the protective fatty acids on the teeth and gum surfaces, leaving the enamel defenceless.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The natural way to sparkling teeth

The mouth is one of the materpieces of natura. With it, we express our thoughts and feelings an show affection. The process of digestion begins in the mouth and it thus sustains life.

The mouth is a delicate combination of skin, bone, muscles and teeth. The teeth are an amazing balance of form and function, aesthetic beauty and engineering. One can look one's best with a good smile, which is enhanced by good teeth.

Good teeth are thus important of one's health and appearance. Like the skeletal development, the appearance of the teeth and mouth is largely determined during the years of growth, depending on the amount of during the years of growth, depending on the amount of calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D in the diet.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Eye problems and their natural remedies - Lines and Wrinkles

These are inevitable, to some extent, with age. Some women, however, get tiny laughter lines quite early in life. These lines are caused by excessive dryness of the skin and loss of tone by tiny muscles around the eyes. A good moisturizer lavishly applied after cleansing and toning will take care of parched skin. Light-weight oil like sunflower oil or corn oil is an ideal lubricant for eyes and areas around the eyes.

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