Den­tal Care

Eat mouth-healthy to negate the ef­fects of cor­po­rate bing­ing.

Health & Nutrition - - CONTENTS - DR KARISHMA JARADI Aes­thetic Den­tist - Dentzz Den­tal Care Cen­tres

The cor­po­rate world surrounds you ei­ther with an up­com­ing project dead­line or a sud­den last minute change in your pre­sen­ta­tion. Th­ese un­ex­pected sit­u­a­tions bring along with them the most un­wel­comed stress el­e­ment. You are ei­ther re­quired to wait back long hours work­ing on your project com­ple­tion or you are work­ing to­wards at­tain­ing your fu­ture work goals. Stress­ful life events like th­ese tend to gen­er­ate crav­ings for com­fort food bing­ing. Po­si­tion­ing your­self be­fore your lap­tops with a greasy cheese­burger may seem like the eas­i­est elu­ci­da­tion for all your cor­po­rate woes. Half­way through the creamy burger, is when guilt usu­ally sets in. Your faulty cor­po­rate eat­ing habits have done noth­ing good to elim­i­nate stress lev­els, but have made ways to de­grade your oral hy­giene. Noth­ing seems to stop you from hog­ging while at work, and soon you know that you have fallen prey to an eat­ing dis­or­der. Your di­etary habits have a ma­jor role to play in de­fenc­ing your den­tal care. The most com­mon ad­vice you get to hear to safe­guard your den­tal con­di­tion is to curb the in­take of sug­ary treats that may cause a cav­ity built-up in your tooth. Sugar and acid work hand-in­hand in dam­ag­ing your oral care. Un­seen mi­crobes called bac­te­ria thrive in your mouth at all times. Th­ese harm­ful germs have the abil­ity to form a sul­try ma­te­rial called plaque that lies on the tooth sur­face. The mo­ment there is sugar in­take, the mi­crobes in the plaque bolt up the sug­ary stuff and con­vert them into acids. Th­ese faulty acids have a great po­tent to melt the hard enamel cov­er­ing your teeth. And with this, starts the process of cav­ity build-up. While at work, the con­stant chew­ing of gums to nib­ble on those lu­bri­cious treats al­most through­out the day can be a ma­jor en­try to the in­vad­ing bac­te­ria. By curb­ing your sugar in­take, the bac­te­ria won’t be able to pro­duce enough acidic sub­stances that eat away the enamel.


Be­fore your cor­po­rate eat­ing habits take a toll on your pearly whites, it’s im­por­tant to make a note of the var­i­ous den­tal ef­fects caused by overeat­ing while at work. u Scarce amount of iron can nur­ture the growth of blis­ters in­side the mouth. u In­ad­e­quate quan­ti­ties of vi­ta­min B3 (also called as niacin) causes bad breath and canker sores in the mouth, caus­ing gums to turn red and swollen, a sign of den­tal gin­givi­tis. u The mouth can also be

tremen­dously dry, due to de­hy­dra­tion, and lips may be­come sore and dry.


While you work round-the­clock, keep­ing a check over what you con­sume and also look­ing at the health quo­tient of the ed­i­bles con­sumed by you al­most be­comes a daunt­ing task. Also, since we have the ten­dency of just sit­ting in one place, con­stant bing­ing dur­ing work hours might not just ham­per our healthy enamel but also con­trib­ute to weight gain and other weight re­lated prob­lems.

So what are the ways to cure this den­tal mal­ady? u If you get the urge to binge, get your hands over nu­tri­tious ed­i­bles which are high in cal­cium, iron and vi­ta­min B. u Main­tain good oral health by reg­u­lar brush­ing and floss­ing. Try and limit the num­ber of times you tend to binge while at work. u Rinse your mouth with wa­ter or with sugar-free mouth rinse. u A dry mouth, or xe­ros­to­mia, may be caused due to nausea and poor den­tal hy­giene. This con­di­tion is the ma­jor cause be­hind de­cay of tooth. Mois­tur­iz­ing the mouth with wa­ter will help keep per­sis­tent de­cay at bay. u Avoid sug­ary or pro­cessed foods. u Con­sum­ing fresh fruits like straw­ber­ries and more sal­ads in your daily rou­tine makes the pearly whites beau­ti­ful. Leaf through the above men­tioned guide­lines and help your­self re­cover from the bingeeat­ing episode while at work be­fore it takes a toll on your healthy den­tal con­di­tion.

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