Friday, June 4, 2010

Evening snack and Damage Teeth

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Are you hooked snacking at night? Should reduce the habit. According to the researchers the University of Copenhagen, Danish, snacking at night can cause serious damage to the teeth.
Dr. Jennifer Lundgren analyzed the medical records of 2217 Danes.

A total of 173 (8%) of those classified as fond of eating at night, which consume a quarter or more of their daily calories after dinner, or they wake up in the middle of the night at least twice a week for snacking.

After six years, Lundgren team record what happened to them. The result, those who like to snack at night, losing more teeth. The researchers said saliva tends to dry out at night.In fact, saliva is needed to dispose of leftover food in the mouth. Lundgren and his team had suggested to the dentist to communicate those risks to their patients.

The practitioner must realize the implications of the habit of eating at night, improved scanning, and dental health education efforts and mouth among fans snacking at night," he said.

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