Nutrition after dental prosthetics

With age, many people insert artificial teeth. But not everyone knows that their presence in the oral cavity requires special rules for eating. If they are not followed, the prostheses will hold worse, and the remaining teeth will quickly deteriorate. But there is a way to keep both your teeth and a dazzling smile until old age.

Consumption of acidic foods

After 55 years, less saliva is produced. Against the background of dryness, the mucous gums are more often inflamed and suffer from fungal diseases. Then it is impossible to wear dentures. Many people believe that the cause of problems with the gums was an allergic reaction to artificial teeth. But the main reason lies in the lack of salivation. To strengthen it, you need to drink ayran, tea with lemon, kefir, and eat cottage cheese.

Saliva contains bactericidal substances that strengthen the local immunity of the oral cavity and protect the gums from various diseases.
< h2>Exclude small-pitted berries from the diet

For example, gooseberries, raspberries, currants, etc. The bones get clogged under the prosthesis, get stuck in the gum tissue, causing serious inflammation. But you should not give up vitamins. Therefore, the berries will have to be rubbed through a sieve, so that they bring only benefits, including increasing the production of saliva.
< h2>Avoid foods that need to be chewed

For example, sunflower seeds, croutons, etc. They can also cause chipped enamel and injure the gums in young teeth. And for the prosthetic oral cavity, such food is a serious test. If you want to eat a cracker, then you need to pre-soak it. And buy seeds peeled.

Replenish calcium reserves

After 50 years, calcium is quickly washed out of the teeth. Therefore, they are destroyed faster, and the artificial structures installed on them soon fail. It is necessary to eat more fermented milk products, nuts, cabbage. It is especially useful to eat fish that contains not only calcium, but also fluoride – an element that improves the flora of the oral cavity, but also protects the gums from infections and fungi.
< h2>Distribute food evenly in your mouth

It often happens that after prosthetics it becomes easier to chew only on one side. This is harmful to both the prosthesis and the remaining teeth. If using artificial teeth is inconvenient, you need to inform the dentist. It will solve the problem.

Brushing your teeth

The more artificial structures, the more carefully you need to take care of the oral cavity. Brush your teeth 2 times a day for at least 3 minutes. But it is better to use an irrigator. The device creates a strong stream of water, washing out small food particles that are inaccessible to the toothbrush. This increases the service life of artificial teeth several times.

Electric toothbrush cleans the plaque from tea and coffee and wine, helps to get rid of tartar. Only this brush can clean healthy teeth. If there is an inflammation of the gums or the destruction of enamel, the device can do harm.

But the electric brush can not be used by people with fillings, crowns, braces, veneers and implants.

How to install implants

A healthy tooth is held in the bone by the roots. If the tooth is destroyed by more than 80%, it can not be cured. Then you may need installation of an implant – an artificial tooth root. It is screwed into the bone, and a crown is placed on top, which is no different from the neighboring teeth.