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Have Healthy Food Habits to Protect Your Teeth and More

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Having a healthy fresh smelling mouth and a radiant healthy smile with gleaming teeth is what most of us dream to have. We can fulfill the dream very easily by taking some positive steps to upkeep our oral mouth hygiene. It is a fact that bacteria lives in our mouth in the form of plaque. It causes inflammation of mouth and cavities leading to gum disease. The plaque that gets accumulated in our mouth will not get removed by normal brushing. You can have it removed completely by trained dentists and it is possible to prevent further formation or slowing down its formation by regular brushing and flossing of ones teeth. Most of us regularly brush our teeth only in the morning and we don't normally brush it before bed or do regular flossing to remove the food particles from the mouth.

While regular brushing and flossing helps us to keep up oral hygiene, we can have healthy gums and shining teeth by having the following food habits.

Regulate your Food intake times:

Most of us have a habit of eating anything at anytime even for several times in a day. Every time we eat a sweet or a savory item the carbohydrates in the food item breaks into sugar and changed to plaque by the bacteria that resides within our mouth. Especially items such as wafers, biscuits and breads with elastic and sticky material in them enter the cavities between teeth and form plaque due to increased bacteria activity. The plaque formed between the gum line and the teeth will give you an odd look. When you cut down your frequency of eating time and eat large quantity of food more saliva produced in your mouth cleans the food particles.

Take Fruits that contain Vitamin C

Vitamin C is good to protect your gum tissues. Researchers have found that to keep healthy gums one need to take around 60 to 80 mg of Vitamin C. Such an intake, while safe guarding the gums also prevents you from catching cold, and relieves you from oxidative stress. Vitamin C is more found in red and green chili, guavas, leafy green vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, papayas, kiwi fruits, oranges, lemon and strawberries.

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