What is Halloween without candy? It would certainly be less memorable for children. However, the California Dental Association (CDHA) issued a warning about the dangers of consumption of sweet's acids to the attention of parents.
1. the problem of acid sweets.
Recently, candy acids have become the preferred choice of consumers. This may be because, according to widespread opinion erroneous; they are not sweet; they are safe for teeth.
What most people do not realize is that candy acids actually have a high pH, which corresponds to levels equivalent to those of Ph acid batteries.
Some of the most popular sweets like 'Laffy Taffy', the 'Starburst', the 'Atomic Warhead', the 'sourkittles' and the 'bubble tape' are enough acids to erode tooth enamel.
By consuming, them in large amounts, people often pliagnent both sensitivity and dental caries.
2. What damage do they occur?
The damage caused by acid sweets are the most spectacular when they are chewed or sucked on a certain duration. It creates an acidic environment in the mouth, which promote tooth decay. Following prolonged exposure of the acid candy, it will give a set of oral disorders, such as tooth sensitivity, the aggravation of caries, soft-tissue tenderness, the oxidation of teeth and loss of gloss (tarnishing ).
3. How to protect yourself?
Here are some tips to protect yourself and your children, candy acids and their devastating effects:
- Try replacing the candy by candy acids acid-free and sugar.
- Rinse your mouth thoroughly after eating sweet's acids.
- Avoid brushing teeth immediately after consuming acidic candies. The environment acid created in the mouth ramolira the enamel layer, which can be cleaned with your toothbrush when brushing.
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