Easter is treat time and most people in London cannot resist a bite into an Easter sweet. What is not common knowledge is that most sweets are made from refined sugar. This is one substance that has absolutely no nutritional value and contains no fibre, no minerals, no proteins, no fats and no enzymes. Often, so much calcium is used to sustain the consumption of sweets, that osteoporosis of the bones occurs. The mouth is not spared either and the teeth are actually attacked first.
The sugar that sticks to the parts of the teeth where it is impossible for your brush to reach will form plaque. The bacterium found in the plaque starts attacking the surrounding gums and teeth with the acid it produces. Over a period of time it can cause inflammation, which will gradually proceed to infection. Once infected the process speeds up and the whole tooth support will become damaged very quickly. Once the damage is in the final stage, a dentist will be needed to remove the tooth from your mouth, in order to protect other teeth from becoming infected.
While this is the worst case scenario, the best is if you can stop the formation of plaque. Flossing, brushing and rinsing your mouth with an effective mouthwash can all successfully stop plaque forming. If you do feel inflammation in your gums, then you should get in touch with a dentist directly, to avoid any major dental condition. The dentist will professionally clean your mouth with various dental instruments and may even prescribe antibiotics to stop the inflammation from developing into an infection.
All of this can be easily avoided if you simply brush and floss your teeth right after you bite into the irresistible sweets. However, if you feel any pain in your gums or find them to be bleeding, then the best course of action is to seek medical help.
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