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A Good Diet and Nutrition For Dental Health

Nutrition For Dental HealthWhite shiny teeth are not only an important element of everyone’s personal charm, it is also an indicator of normal functioning of all body systems and good overall health. That is why it is important to pay proper attention on our dental care and choose only healthy nutrition for dental health. Undoubtedly, a healthy and balanced nutrition plan should be an important element of everyone’s dental care strategy. In the framework of such a nutrition plan, it is essential to include to your diet the foods containing the following vitamins and elements:

  • Fluoride. It is a known fact that fluoride is one of the essential elements for a good dental health. It helps our teeth fight against plaque and can neutralize harmful effects of acids in our saliva. We receive great amounts of fluoride from water and tea we consume regularly. Also, this element can be found in walnuts, fish and other foods.
  • Iron. Iron deficiency can cause gum problems and bring to gums inflammation. Liver, red meat, beans, apples and other products are prefect sources of iron.
  • caciumCalcium. This element protects our teeth against tooth enamel damages and the effects of temperature changes. If we have a lack of calcium in our body, our teeth  can start crumbing. Therefore, it is vital for our good dental health to eat the foods with high content of calcium, such as dairy products, broccoli, soy, sesame, figs and so on.
  • Phosphorus. This element is important for the strength and durability of our tooth enamel. Also, phosphorus plays a role for proper digestion of calcium. Phosphorus can be found in fish, eggs, milk, beef and other foods.
  • Vitamin D. It is vital for effective digestion of both phosphorus and calcium. Our body can synthesize Vitamin D itself when our skin received good amounts of sunlight. Natural sources of Vitamin D include eggs, fish, mushrooms and so on.
  • Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is also important element of effective nutrition for dental health. Vitamin B6 deficiency can cause mouth dryness, as well as little wounds and cracks in our mouth. We can receive good amounts of this vitamin when we regularly eat potato, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries, carrot, cauliflower and other foods.
  • Vitamin C. Consuming a good amount of Vitamin C can guarantee a good condition of our gums. There are lots of well-known sources of Vitamin C, including oranges, lemons, onions, carrots, sugar-beet and so on.

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A Revolution in Dentistry: Decayed Tooth Enamel Regowth

A group of Australian specialists from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Oral Health Science, leaded by Professor Eric Reynolds and Dr. Nathan Cochraine, recently came up with a new technology in tooth enamel restoration. This innovative approach can help to re-grow enamel of a decayed tooth, this way giving an opportunity to avoid using filling, and possibly prevent and even reverse tooth decaying process. Many experts are convinced that this promising technique should be considered a new revolutionary breakthrough in modern dentistry.

The treatment includes application of a strong solution (containing such elements as calcium, fluoride, phosphate and other constituents) on the affected tooth and keeping the solution overnight. “The localised application of the mineral treatment re-grows the crystals of the tooth, repairing damaged tooth enamel,” Nathan Cochraine comments in the results of the hard work. At that, the specialists used only natural materials derived from cow’s milk for preparing the solution. The ions of natural calcium, phosphate and fluoride can be stabilized and encouraged to diffuse into the enamel, improving the quality of the crystal lattice.

There is no need to mention new opportunities and horizons for the humanity which can be opened due to this innovative technique. “Dentists who have patients showing signs of early decay will be able to prescribe the nightly use of the remineralisation treatment for a given period, potentially avoiding treatments such as fillings and extractions,” the specialists underline. The invention is expected to be presented soon at the international conference the Pathfinders: the Innovators Conference at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

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