The ingredient we’re talking about is, of course, sugar – and though the dangers of enjoying too much of it in our diets are well publicised, it’s vital that we also educate ourselves about the disastrous consequences overindulging can have on our dental health.
Tooth decay is the only chronic condition the World Sugar Research Organisation admits that sugar consumption contributes to.
A sweet tooth is a sensitive tooth. Before we can establish whether it’s possible to reduce, remove or even reverse the damage sugar can cause our teeth, we must first understand the reasons for its risk.
Did you know? 40% of the population suffers from tooth pain associated with cold or mechanical stimulation.
Simply put, every second of every hour, a chemical reaction is taking place behind our lips that we can’t feel and don’t think about. The sugar we consume provides easily digestible energy for the ‘bad’ bacteria, or acid, ever-present in our mouths – and as these two react, they become plaque, which attacks and erodes the protective enamel of our teeth.
Unfortunately, unlike other parts of our bodies, enamel doesn’t contain any living cells and therefore won’t regenerate. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we look after ours. The question is, how can we do that without avoiding the foods we love, or spending all day at the sink?
The obvious answer is to assess our diets, cutting down on the most sugary elements; to schedule and attend regular appointments with our dental surgeries; and to maintain an effective brushing and flossing routine. But there’s an additional way to ensure optimum dental health, and it lies in a pioneering new toothpaste.
San Francisco has become the first U.S. city to require health warnings on advertisements for sodas and sugary drinks.
Introducing BioMin® F: The tube of technology that might just provide a remedy for the pain and sensitivity caused by enamel erosion. By depositing a low concentration of Fluoride onto the tooth surface over a 12-hour period, BioMin® F develops a Fluoride-rich layer on tooth enamel; a coating far more resistant to attack from the acids and sugars that can cause problems and pain. Furthermore, BioMin® F slowly releases calcium and phosphate, helping to replace the naturally occurring minerals in your saliva that are lost when eating sugary foods.
That means not only can it defend your teeth, but it may strengthen them too, rebuilding their structure over time to provide the relief you crave perhaps even more than your favourite sweet treat. The effects of sugar are irrefutable. But irreversible?
We certainly don’t think so. Try it for yourself today by visiting our stockists
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