Prevention of diseases of the mouth and the impact of nutrition on teeth

Today are described two types of prevention strategies: a strategy for the protection of persons at high risk, which involves the identification and taking certain measures of prevention and treatment, and population strategy, which involves control of the appearance of new diseases in the whole population as well to maintain normal biological conditions and the application of certain preventive measures.


Mouth and teeth, as a very important part of our health, are part of the organs for chewing and play an important role in the digestion of food. Different kinds of food, manner and eating habits significantly affect the development of teeth and mouth as well as the entire maksfiloscion field. During tooth development impact of food on their health is very important. In building of the foundations of organic decay – matrix – the most important role besides fat and carbohydrates have the proteins as well, while during mineralization (the inorganic part of the tooth) of a great importance is the presence of certain salts and some hormones. During the development the tooth is very sensitive to various influences that determine its properties and characteristics, such as the scope and size, the structure of dental tissues, the quality and resilience of the enamel. Without adequate and balanced diet, dental tissues can not normally be built.

The impact of food on teeth can be physical and chemical. Physical impact involves injecting softer food in order to protect teeth from breaking and cracking.

Chemical impact on teeth can be primary and secondary. The primary effect of the diet involves eating acidic foods (candy, salad, citrus fruit, lemon, juice, etc.). Secondary action is important for the occurrence of dental caries. Entered food which is not acid or sweet is fermented under the action of bacterial enzymes of the oral flora and the resulting acidic metabolites that remain too long in the mouth within the plaque on the surface of teeth, which over time leads to a demineralization of hard tissue decay.

Several foods for healthy teeth:

Cheese – the high content of calcium and phosphorus stimulates the building of enamel and maintain a stable pH in the oral cavity

Sesame seeds – sesame seeds is very useful for the health of the jaw and teeth due to the high content of calcium

Green tea – Its composition kills the bacteria that form plaque on teeth, and fluoride in tea make tooth enamel stronger

Carrot and celery – Nibbling one or two carrots a day, thus increasing the secretion of saliva and neutralize acids.

Kiwi – the high percentage of vitamin C strengthens the gums and makes them more immune to inflammations

Broccoli – Vitamin K and vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus