popcorn bad for your teeth

Does Popcorn Cause Tooth Damage?

Movie night with snacks ? This leaves us to question… Is popcorn bad for your teeth? The answer is regrettably, YES!

 

Popcorn has gone from snack food to superfood and has quickly become a go-to item for low-calorie snacking. The puffy kernels themselves are unprocessed whole grains, containing plenty of fiber, and even some antioxidants. A yummy healthy snack! The team at ConfiDent Dubai Palm is urging to watch out and be careful.

Countless number of people have cracked teeth from eating half-popped kernels, not to mention the sneaky husk that finds it way between teeth causing gum inflammation or often slides under the gum. Once they are there, it’s extremely hard to remove them at home, whether you use a toothbrush, floss, or a toothpick; they seem to stick like suction cups to the tooth surfaces.

If the aromatic snack is too hard to resist, don’t try to crush the popcorn if it’s too hard as it might end up with teeth fracture or chipping. Do not try excavate it yourself at home. A simple teeth cleaning visit to your Dentist would solve the issue :). Popcorn is one of those foods that create lactic acid in your mouth. This acid is bad for tooth enamel if left on the teeth without proper cleaning. Try rinsing with water always.

E-cig smoking on oral health

E-CIGARETTES – A TREND WITH CONSEQUENCES

Despite rising E-cigarette use, only a limited number of studies have addressed the potential
toxicological effects of E-cig smoking on oral health.

Many people turn to E-cigarettes as a way to try stop smoking, because it is in trend or because
it is not yet banned in all public places, comparing to regular cigarettes that have restrictions of
usage in public areas.
If you are an E-cig (called Vaping too) smoker, read what it contains: a
mixture of artificial flavorings, aldehydes including formaldehyde (it is used to preserve
cadavers), heavy metals (nickel, chromium, copper coated with silver), nicotine.
Vaping is officially declared by medical professional to be harmful.

The impact of E-cig on oral and lung health:

– Decreases the ability to heal wounds. So if you had a recent dental implant placed, an
extraction done or you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease, E-cig is not beneficial for
you.

– Harmful effects on periodontal ligaments (the strings that keep your tooth attached to the
gum) that results in tooth loss.

– Lungs damaging (popcorn lung) and DNA remodeling of the respiratory system.

– Dry mouth due to propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin that results in decrease of saliva
flow and increase decay risk.

E-cigarette effect on your body

The E-cigarette effect on your body:

– Brain : nicotine releases “feel-good” chemicals in the brain , causing long lasting chemical changes and addiction.

– Heart: your heart rate and blood pressure go up, making your heart work harder to get blood and oxygen. That increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

– Immune system: vaping can suppress hundreds of key immune genes, harming your immune system more than smoking regular cigarettes.

FAQ:

  • Is Vaping safer that regular cigarette?

E-cigarette should not promoted as a safe alternative to smoking. It is a dangerous trend with real health risks

  • Will Vaping help me quit smoking?

E-cigarettes are not approved by FDA as a quit smoking aid. There are few studies that claim that it helped a small percentage of smoker to quit this habit.

  • Is second hand Vaping harmful to breath?

A small study by Wolfgang Schober of the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority and colleagues published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health in December found that vaping worsened indoor air quality, specifically by increasing the concentration of nicotine, particulate matter, PAHs and aluminum — compounds that have been linked to lung and cardiovascular disease and cancer among other health effects.

Whatever makes you smoke E-cigarette: because it’s cool, stress, dependency, some people think that it can help reduce body weight, take a moment to reflect…and ask yourself “Is it worth it?!

Impact of the Vitamin C deficiency

Impact of Vitamin C deficiency

It is known since ancient times as Scurvy disease. Often associated with sailors when fresh supply
of foods was very restricted.
Factors that induce scurvy disease:

  • being a child or 65 years of age and over
  • daily alcohol consumption
  • use of illegal drugs
  • restrictive or specified diets
  • low income, reduced access to nutritious foods
  • living in areas with limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables
  • eating disorders or psychiatric conditions that involve a fear of food
  • neurological conditions
  • disabilities
  • forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease , or ulcerative colitis
  • digestive or metabolic conditions
  • living in a place where the cultural diet consists almost entirely of carbohydrates like
  • breads, pastas, and corn
  • chronic diarrhea
  • dehydration
  • smoking
  • chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • dialysis and kidney failure
  • chronic diarrhea
  • dehydration
  • smoking
  • chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • dialysis and kidney failure

Scurvy symptoms:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Teeth loss
  • Anemia
  • Weakness
  • Skin problems
  • Poor wound healing
  • Myalgia
  • Shortness of breath
  • In time generalized edema and severe jaundice are present
  • It can be fatal if not treated.
Vitamin C deficiency

Why this vitamin C is so important?
It is needed for collagen making that is an important component in connective tissue development
(collagen is vital for blood vessels structure), iron absorption , cholesterol metabolism and other
functions.
For pregnant women: studies had shown that Vit C is important in fetal brain development.

Where do we get it from?

  • fruits, veggies : kiwi, oranges, berries, guava, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, bell peppers, etc.
  • Supplements

FAQ

What is the daily dose of Vitamin C?

– 60-90mg a day, 2000mg is upper limit

Is it possible to take too much Vitamin C?

– The Vit C overdose it is unlikely to be harmful but it may cause: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting,
headache, insomnia , kidney stone , increased Iron absorption .

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