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About beauty and stench of teeth

About beauty and stench of teeth

Dr. Marina Pavlidou








Cosmetic whitening

For a brilliant smile should avoid anything that causes stains on teeth like these.

These overlap a portion of the bleaching as fouling pigments.

Juices with many colors

They may contain antioxidants that fight disease, but a glass of red wine, cranberry juice or grape juice stain teeth easily. This does not mean that you should remove them but remember to rinse your mouth after consumption.

Foods that stain teeth

There is another reason to watch what you eat. Some foods commonly consumed can discolor teeth. See an easy way to determine if a food is dreaded. Anything that can stain a white cotton T-shirt can stain teeth, they said odontiatroi.Trofes stained teeth are coffee, tea, dark soft drinks and fruit juices. Stains on the teeth gradually grown and become more pronounced as we age.

Do not smoke

The cigarette is not bad for health but also one of the worst factors that stain teeth. The smoke causes brown stains that are difficult to remove only by brushing. The more time you smoke the more intense are the stains. Smoking also causes bad breath and gum disease and increases the risk for most cancers.

Homemade solutions for whiter teeth

Some still prefer the old homemade ” remedies ” of baking soda and brush for simple tooth whitening at home. Also, some foods like celery, apples, pears and carrots very saliva helps to remove food particles from the teeth.
The chewing gum is sugar-cleaning action of the teeth and also causes saliva. The benefit is that the saliva neutralizes acid that causes damage to the teeth. Regarding the teeth, the excess saliva is beneficial.

Whitening toothpaste

How remove the stains from the teeth? In toothpaste, gel and liquid to help remove some surface stains. Many of the products contain light abrasives, chemical agents or polish the teeth.


The antibiotic tetracycline leads to gray children’s teeth are still developing.
Antibacterial mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride substances also can stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotics and drugs for blood pressure cause stains on teeth, as well as iron and much fluorine.



The other should include daily brushing, flossing and mouthwash, and some foods can actually contribute to tooth whitening and oral health.

Do not forget the daily care

A simple strategy can help keep teeth white. Brushing. Brush at least two times a day and to floss at least once daily. Even better, brush after every meal and snack. Brushing helps prevent stains and yellow teeth.


May not be included in your favorite vegetables, but broccoli has significant benefits for your teeth. Iron containing contributes to a durable coating on the surface of teeth that protects against the acids that corrode. This coating reduces the contact between acid and beverage and your tooth enamel. Also raw broccoli consumption can polish your teeth.


As noted by the experts of General Dentistry of the United States Academy milk consumption makes the oral environment more alkaline, neutralizing acids produced by microorganisms of dental plaque and lead to tooth decay. According to them, the higher the levels of oral pH, the lower the risk of erosion. Especially cheddar cheese provides significant protection against caries. The secret behind the sudden rise in pH after the cheese consumption, as the researchers say, may be due to the fact that cheese increases the production of saliva in the effort of the organization to achieve the pH balance in the oral cavity. Furthermore, cheese is believed to release substances that create a protective “sheath” around the teeth that protects the tooth enamel from acid attack.


Raisins contains substances that fight bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Suppress their development and prevent their attachment and the creation of dental plaque. The phytochemicals in raisins suppress the growth of the bacterium Streptococcus mutans, which causes cavities and the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis that causes gingivitis. Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago, acknowledged in raisins pitted five known phytochemicals that have antioxidant and antibacterial activity. Of these substances, the stronger was the oleanolic acid. The remaining substances are oleaniki aldehyde, the betulin the vetouliko acid and furfural.


Research shows that bromelain enzyme found in pineapple acts as a natural soil removal component. The bromelain also helps fight plaque ie bacteria that accumulate on your teeth. The bacteria in plaque produce acids that can corrode the enamel of your teeth and lead to tooth decay.



Tips for fresh breath

Beyond whitening causes a visual aesthetic effect, many people complain that they have bad breath. The causes can be many: gingivitis, tooth decay, digestive problems … The mouth contains millions of bacteria to be eliminated in order to have good breath. Whatever the cause of breath malodor, do not despair. The important thing is to maintain oral hygiene and body in general good. It is important to regularly visit our dentist to maintain the health of the mouth and our teeth in the best possible condition.


Clean language

Often forget, but the language also contains bacteria! Gently brush the rough surface of the tongue to get rid of dead cells.

Frequent hydration

We’ve talked about how important water is in almost every aspect of our health, of our internal organs until our skin. And, of course, our mouth ” not go back. ” By drinking enough water, we make sure that our breath will smell more pleasant. This is because when the mouth does not have enough moisture to produce saliva, start growing bacteria that cause bad odors. In addition, the side effects of various drugs, and some diseases can cause dryness in the mouth, so never forget to drink enough water. Do not forget to drink enough water before and after exercise, as sharp breaths may intensify oral drought, and soon wake up in the morning to fight bacteria that accumulate in the mouth during sleep.

Regular washing with mouthwash

Mouthwashes are effective in the treatment of oral malodor and fight bacteria.


This natural antiseptic, gives you coolness and fights bacteria. Chew a lemon or drink the juice and will help you get … fresh breath.


Chew parsley after meals. Freshens breath! Especially if you consume garlic before, but make sure that parsley is not stuck between your teeth! Another alternative is to rinse the mouth with parsley extract, which will do the following:
Boil water in the pot (a glass). Pour 2 to 3 sprigs parsley and a little cinnamon. Strain the mixture and rinse your mouth with water.

Chew a clove

The carnation is a great way to get fresh breath. You can chew a clove after meals.


Complete your meal with tea or mint tea. It will help you maintain fresh breath.


The cinnamon has natural properties that face a bad breath. Sucking of a small piece of cinnamon, fresh and ensures fresh breath.

Brushing and flossing

We must brush our teeth daily, as not to forget to use dental floss. According to the regulations stipulated by the experts, we should brush our teeth twice a day, for at least two minutes. If you skip brushing, small pieces of food remain in the mouth, making our smelly breath. In addition, do not underestimate the power of dental floss and try to use it at least once a day, and removes plaque, bacteria and food residues.

Cleaning the tongue

Cleaning the tongue can significantly reduce many factors of oral malodor. The stench arising from the commingling of bacteria and amino acids. Therefore, cleaning the tongue is important – many toothbrushes are made for cleaning the tongue, so invest in one.

Brush your teeth after every meal

To fight bacteria in the mouth, it is important to brush your teeth. This should be done after every meal, if possible, as to remove food particles stuck between the teeth, and responsible for bad breath.

Proper, healthy diet

It is known that some foods cause bad breath – garlic, for example. It is very good to reduce the acidic foods (like vinegar) and the sugary, to improve our breathing. The acids and sugars favor the bacterial production. Choose foods that fight bacteria and is good for oral health, such as whole grains, dark green and orange vegetables, many fruits and proteins from fish, beans and nuts. And, of course, cut smoking …



In contrast the mistakes we make in caring for our teeth are usually the following:

We brush our teeth alongside other jobs

Time is tight, especially in the morning, we are preparing to go to work. That many of us brush our teeth while taking a shower, or while we read the news on the mobile. In this way, however, does not do a good job. Experts suggest to brush our teeth in front of the mirror, making sure to clean all areas.

Peel too toothbrush

Some have speculated that it would be a good idea to clean their toothbrush in the dishwasher, or to place it in the microwave to eliminate germs. This, however, is excessive, and may ultimately destroy the toothbrush. Just rinse it with water and let it dry.

Looking solutions to the internet

The internet is filled with strange ways of teeth care. With very few words: do not follow instructions to find pages without certification, not from dentists. Use only approved products.

Avoid x-rays

There is an urban legend about the X-rays of teeth that cause benign brain tumors. There are, however, evidence for this, and radiographs are important in some cases, because not all diseases with a surface control are recognized. If you are concerned about radiation, talk with your dentist about how you can refine.

Not properly carry our toothbrush when traveling

Do not simply place your toothbrush in your suitcase when you travel. Buy a guard, and once you reach your destination, pull out.

Not wear when should denture

If previously you had braces, your orthodontist reasonably suggested to wear denture night – for as long as necessary. If you do not wear it, your teeth are at risk to have problems again. And be sure to clean your denture carefully.

Grind our teeth and not looking ways of tackling the

It might not sound like something scary, but even lightly grind our teeth in sleep can cause damage to the teeth, up to headaches, jaw problems, and even changes in facial structure. If you notice any of the typical signs such as numbness or pain in the jaw or headache, see your dentist.

We do not get enough calcium and vitamin D

Minerals and vitamins are the elements that build strong bones and teeth, and is the key to maintain the density and strength as we age. Ask your doctor about the proper amount of calcium and vitamin D you need every day.

We do not use the right mouthwash

There mouthwashes with a pleasant taste that simply improve our breathing. The pharmaceutical solutions, however, containing fluorine and antimicrobial constituents can reduce gingivitis and plaque.


Sources: Various of Greek and foreign press