Thursday August 22, 2019

Food Items That May Damage Teeth

Femalefirst.co.uk shares a list of some of the culprits:

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Food Items That May Damage Teeth
Food Items That May Damage Teeth. Pixabay

Food items like hard boiled sweets and dried fruits tantalise taste buds, but they may attack your teeth for worse.

Femalefirst.co.uk shares a list of some of the culprits:

* Dried fruit: They are sticky and high in sugar. That means they not only stick to teeth easily, but the sugar feeds the bacteria in the mouth, which can lead to dental erosion. It’s best if you don’t overeat dried fruits.

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Representational image. Pixabay

* Fizzy drinks: Sugary and fizzy drinks are especially bad for teeth when you choose to sip for long periods of time. Your teeth get exposed to acid present in the drinks. Finish the drink as quickly as possible rather than sipping it through the meal or while watching TV.

* Hard boiled sweets: These sweets not only stick to the teeth, but also stay in the mouth for a long time as the sweets take time to get dissolved.

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* Coffee and tea: They are said to stain the teeth and also make them stickier, especially if you add sugar to your cup of tea or coffee. This means that more food bits can stick to the teeth. (Bollywood Country)

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Record: Doctors Extract 526 Teeth from 7-Year-Old Indian Boy’s Mouth

The 200 gram (7 ounce) growth was lodged in the boy's lower right jaw

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Doctors arrange tooth-like structures removed from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy inside a hospital in Chennai. VOA

Indian doctors removed a tumor with a record number of 526 teeth inside a seven-year-old boy’s mouth, the medical team in the southern city of Chennai said on Friday. The 200 gram (7 ounce) growth was lodged in the boy’s lower right jaw, said Senthilnathan P., a doctor at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, where the operation was performed.

“He had come to us complaining about a swelling in his jaw,” Senthilnathan told Reuters, saying the boy had a history of swelling since he was three. “It was a benign tumor, which we removed and found that it was embedded with hundreds of unerupted teeth,” he added of the operation last month, saying Indian doctors believed the number of teeth was a global medical record.

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A tumor with unerupted teeth is typically a genetic condition that can also be in some cases caused by external factors such as trauma to a tooth, the doctor said. “The boy recovered very well and got discharged in three days,” he added. (VOA)

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