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Is this Christmas Miserable or Merry!
December 04, 2017  |  blog

Is this Christmas Miserable or Merry!

Monitor your pH level in mouth in this Christmas


An overview of pH values in foods and drinks

Christmas is salivating, can you resist having sugary candies and chocolates under the mistletoe? It is hard right!

It is an important liquid medium in which chemicals are carried to taste receptor cells. This substance is the key feature that helps to maintain the pH of the mouth.

Certain salivary proteins put off precipitation, which would shape salts. These ions keep the acidity of the mouth within a certain range, typically pH 6.2–7.4. These thwart mineral deposit; in the hard tissues from suspending.

1.   The fetish of age old times, to drop a gift in the midst of Christmas night gets doubled with chocolates and candies. Do you know the cankerous effect that happens if you intake sugary elements?

Bacteria feeds on sugars mainly get glued in the sucrose, lactose, and cooked starches. The International Journal of Drug Testing identified a strong pH in saliva as declining between a 5.6 -7.9. A pH level of a reduced amount of than 5.5 can place a person at jeopardy of tooth enamel erosion causing cavities; a higher pH can reduce risk. Normal neutral pH is 7, the balanced pH level found in water.

Consuming foods that helps to balance the alkalinity of saliva inside the mouth retards the growth of bacteria.

2.   Without baked foods Christmas is incomplete. But while baking cake, acidic ingredients affect the baked food by making it harder or maybe softer. Acidic ingredients hinder with the reaction that cause browning in baked foods. This can affect our teeth and cause decaying of teeth enamel.

Acidic ingredients give off hydrogen ions (H+), when it is mixed with water. These molecules ions react freely with other molecules in the solutions, which results in the acidic formation in the cake.

Even small dried fruits in the cake can affect your teeth. If by any chance the starchy food particle gets stuck inside the tooth then you may face a harrowing after effect.

3.   Along with the bunch of gift; comes wine which freshens up the event and makes it more mirthful. But if you can replace it with juices or may be lemonade.

Wines are nothing but have high acidity in it. That acid, slowly likes to corrode the enamel; a calcified, mineral-rich material that essentially shape thin shell wrapping the teeth. Despite the fact that enamel is actually “the hardest tissue in the human body,” it’s still vulnerable to erosion.

The pH in your mouth is ranges between 6.2 to 7. Erosion, or “enamel demineralization,” starts when that level falls below 5.7. Most wines have a pH between 2.9 and 3.5, and have the ability to corrode enamel.

Intend to consume foods that have an advanced pH value, and are high on the alkaline range. At the high end of the spectrum are spinach, sweet potatoes, green beans, blueberries, mangos, avocados and peas. A few unpredictably alkaline fruits also entertain limes, which notwithstanding their acidic taste are alkaline for the body.

If you want to test Ph in the mouth, then you need to check your saliva. And if you find the acidic level has increased then this time you can make your Christmas special with different foods like cheese, vegetables, and nuts and with lots of people. Make it merry not miserable.