The impact of snack on oral health
As you can see in our diagram, nibbling behavior will multiply acid attacks in the mouth and will create lesions on the enamel of your teeth … synonymous with short and medium term cavities. The limitation of these passages in “dangerous zone” is essential to maintain good oral health.
In addition, certain foods such as carbohydrates (sugars, cereals, etc.) or foods with a sticky and melting texture promote the development of bacteria responsible for cavities.
To limit their effect, you must continue to group your food intake around 4 times for a day: breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner.
As a reminder, water is the only drink that is friendly to our teeth !
I keep regular schedules for my children and me (getting up / eating / brushing / going to bed)
If I indulge myself with sugary foods, I limit their intake as much as possible and I incorporate them into meals so as not to multiply the acid times in my mouth.
I improve my daily oral hygiene in the morning and evening, in particular by improving my brushing and by not forgetting to floss or brush the teeth in all my interdental spaces. Interdental cleaning is done before brushing. The recommended brushing time is 2 min. Time for a song.
After snacking throughout the day, I chew sugar-free gum for 20 minutes to stimulate saliva production, or I rinse my mouth with a glass of water.
The amount of toothpaste on the brush is the equivalent of a small amount because ideally you should not rinse yourself after brushing but simply spit out the excess toothpaste.
I remember that a toothbrush is NEVER shared and should be changed every 3 months.