The first vital stage in digestion is our teeth. Without our teeth, it is very difficult to chew and bite our food, so it is better to invest our time and money in keeping our mouths healthy. If you have a healthy mouth and sparkling teeth, you will feel more confident about smiling and exposing your pearly whites.
Prevention is better than a cure. We need to be careful when cleaning those canines as excessive brushing in the immediate area could result in gum damage. Brushing our teeth after every meal will keep away unwanted bacteria. Tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease (dental caries) are caused by colonies of bacteria that constantly coat the teeth with a sticky film called plaque.
If plaque is not brushed away, the bacteria will break down the sugars and starches in foods to produce acids that wear away at the tooth enamel. The plaque can also harden into tartar, which can lead to gum inflammation, also known as gingivitis.
Sugar, carbohydrates, cakes, bread, chips, and dried fruits are major offenders. These foods play an important part in decaying the teeth as these foods contain sucrose and starch. Vitamin C has long been known as important for healthy gums, and a good colloidal mineral supplement will provide the calcium and phosphorus your teeth need. Your strong autoimmune system is one of your best defenses against poor oral health, and good food is your best source of essential vitamins and minerals.