there are a wide variety of beverages on the market, and some beverages contain more than 10 sugar cubes in a bottle. What kind of damage does this high-sugar drink bring to the teeth? How to drink to be healthy? Liang Yuhong, chief physician of Peking University Stomatological Hospital, suggested that the frequency of drinking should be controlled. After drinking, rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth. If you drink drinks with a straw, you can also indirectly reduce the time that drinks stay in the mouth.
According to media reports, a 5-year-old boy drank at least 3 bottles of Coke every day, and he did not have a good habit of brushing his teeth before going to bed. Most of the original 20 normal teeth were rotted away, leaving only 6 small black teeth. Liang Yuhong said that this is due to the fact that children drink too much sugary drinks for a long time, and the cleaning of teeth is not in place, which leads to the occurrence of dental caries.
In daily life, many people love to drink beverages, and its taste and color will bring people a sense of pleasure. However, some beverages on the market are very high in sugar. "The sugar content of some beverages is as high as 10 cubes of sugar." Liang Yuhong introduced, "These sugars stay in the mouth. If they are not cleaned in time, the bacteria in the mouth will metabolize the sugar and generate various acids. Substances. These acidic substances stay on the tooth surface for a long time, which will slowly corrode the teeth and eventually lead to demineralization of the teeth. If there is no timely treatment, the further development of the teeth will cause pain, swelling, and may even lead to premature tooth loss. ."
There is also a more popular term for tooth demineralization - "Coke tooth". Because most patients with tooth demineralization have a common habit, that is, they like to drink sugar-sweetened carbonated drinks such as cola. Previously, Zhao Weiyu, an expert from the Nutrition Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, evaluated 18 commercially available sugar-sweetened beverages, and the results showed that the sugar content of carbonated beverages such as cola ranks among the top. Acidic beverages and high levels of sugar increase the likelihood of tooth demineralization.
How to reduce the occurrence of demineralization? Liang Yuhong suggested drinking less carbonated drinks with high sugar content. If you can’t help but want to drink, the most important thing is to control the frequency of drinking. If you want to drink, drink it as soon as possible, rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth after drinking. In addition, using a straw to suck sugar-sweetened beverages can also indirectly reduce the time the beverage stays in the mouth.
Finally, Liang Yuhong emphasized that gargle more, brush your teeth frequently, drink less sugary beverages, conduct regular oral examinations, develop good hygiene habits, and stay away from oral diseases.