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Reduce Bacteria that Causes Cavities with Apples
The dental and oral deseases that many Indonesians suffer from are gingivitis and dental caries. These two deseases are due to neglect of oral hygiene, resulting in a build up of dental plaque.
Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and water can facilitate the cleaning of teeth, so that food residues that stick to them can be reduced and in the end dental caries can be prevented.
Chewing vegetables and fruites that are rich in fiber and water can help to clean the teeth. This chewing process can stimulate muscle work and able to produce of saliva rapidly, so that it will be slowly reduce build up the plaque and caries.
The cause of caries is the result of the activity of bacteria producing acid, which are able to dissolve tooth minerals when digesting carbohydrates attached to the tooth surface. This acid will begin to dissolve dental minerals in 20-30 mins after eating. So the acid will be dangerous if its not immediately neutralized by the saliva in the oral cavity.
Apple is one of the fibrous fruit that we can find easily on the market. Apples have a “self cleaning effect”. Fresh apples contain lots of vitamins, minerals, fiber, water and tannins. The fiber and acid in apples can stimulate saliva production rapidly. Tannins contained in apples are substanes that function to clean and freshen he mouth. So they can prevent tooth decay and gum desease caused by the sticking of dental plaque forming bacteria.
One of the bacteria that causes caries is Strepcococcus Mutant. There is research that the number of Streptococcus mutant bacteria decrease is caused by the content of tannins and flabonoids in apples.
Always consult your dental and oral health problems with the best dentists and dental clinics in Bali.
BIA Dental Center
Jl. Sunset Road No.86A, Seminyak, Badung, Bali Indonesia 80361.