Co nejvíce kazí zuby?lis, 7 2023
Některé potraviny jsou horší než ostatní
Ask anyone who's ever had a toothache and they'll tell you - it's not a pleasant experience. My friend, Vítězslav, used to be the kind of person who'd brush his teeth twice a year, when he'd remember. I'm not exaggerating, unfortunately. He'd go through a packet of sweets like he was auditioning for a role in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, and think nothing of it. His lifestyle finally caught up with him when one of his teeth became so rotten he had to have it pulled out. It was a hard lesson, but it was also the wake-up call he needed to start taking oral hygiene seriously.
Dobré zvyky jsou klíčové
Today, Vítězslav brushes his teeth after every meal and flosses regularly too. It's still a work in progress - he has a long way to go before he can say he has perfect teeth - but it's a lot better than it was. He tries to avoid drinks high in sugar like cola and fruit juice. He has read a lot about the importance of a balanced diet and the importance of eating good food. But most importantly, he knows that there are certain foods that are particularly bad for our teeth and they should be avoided.
Sladké nápoje jsou jedni z největších viníků
One of the biggest culprits when it comes to damaging our teeth are sugary drinks. Whether it's cola, energy drinks, or fruit juices, these drinks are all high in sugar and very acidic. While it might seem harmless to sip on one of these drinks over the course of a day, the constant exposure to sugar and acid can have a devastating effect on our teeth. It's not just the sugar that's the problem either - the acid in these drinks can erode the enamel on our teeth, making them weak and susceptible to cavities. Even diet sodas, which don't have any sugar, are still very acidic and can be just as bad for our teeth.
I ovocné šťávy mohou být škodlivé
One thing that a lot of people are surprised to hear is that fruit juices can be just as bad as soda when it comes to damaging our teeth. They might seem like a healthier alternative, but fruit juices are high in sugar and can be quite acidic too. Even the ones that claim to be '100% juice' or 'no added sugar' are still packed full of naturally occurring sugars. And let's not forget about the acid. Fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons are high in citric acid. While they're fine to eat in moderation, constant exposure to these acids can erode the enamel on our teeth, making them weak and prone to cavities.
Nesnažte se vyhnout kyselině úplně
While it might be tempting to try and avoid acid altogether, it's important to note that not all acids are bad. Some acids, like those found in dairy products can actually be good for our teeth. They can help to neutralize the harmful acids that cause tooth decay. So, while it's a good idea to limit our intake of acidic foods and drinks, we don’t need to avoid them altogether.
Nepodceňujte důležitost pravidelného očistění zubů
Of course, there's no substitute for regular brushing and flossing. No matter how careful we are with our diet, if we don't clean our teeth properly, we're still going to end up with cavities. It's like trying to keep your house clean by not making a mess - it's a good start, but you're still going to need to clean regularly to keep it looking its best. And dental health is the same. Brushing helps to remove the plaque and food particles that can lead to cavities, while flossing gets into the gaps between our teeth where a toothbrush simply can't reach.
Sophisticated dental care products
Nowadays, there are all sorts of products available to help us look after our teeth. Whether it's different types of toothpaste, fancy toothbrushes, or even whitening kits, you can find just about anything you need to keep your teeth looking their best. The good news is that a lot of these products really work. They can make a big difference to our dental health.
Užijte si jídlo, ale dbejte na své zuby
What it all comes down to, though, is that you can enjoy your food and still look after your teeth. You don't need to cut out all the foods you love. Just be aware of what you're eating and how it might affect your teeth. And remember - your teeth are not invincible. They need tender loving care just like the rest of your body.