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Oral And Dental Health: 6 Tips To Avoid Unwanted Snacking During Work Hours

Other Diseases By Tavishi Dogra , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Sep 04, 2019
Oral And Dental Health: 6 Tips To Avoid Unwanted Snacking During Work Hours

Your body is a complex machine. The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too. If you consume too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks,

There is no denying the fact that food has always been the solution for most of us when we suffer from insatiable hunger at our office desks and are struggling to get through the day. Whether you are tired, stressed or upset

  • chocolates
  • cakes
  • pizzas

have always been there for you. Whether it is an upcoming deadline at work or any stressful events in your day-to-day life, they certainly tend to trigger your longings for comfort food. 

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Our sedentary lifestyles bring along several unwanted health challenges. Many believe that binging on a packet of crackers while:

  • working on a presentation on a laptop
  • calling for something like a creamy donut (that brings along calories and sweetness)
  • gulping down mugs and mugs of tea/coffee (will lower the anxiety levels in the body)

So, you unconsciously dump junk food in your body and right at the tail end, you realize that you have just consumed useless calories that might do no good to you but some harm. What is worse is people who are habituated to binging can go on and on at any time of day or night, yes you read it right-night. Eating unhealthy, sugary food late at night and then retiring to bed is the worst thing you can do to yourself. While you have paid heed to the unnecessary cravings, you have done grave harm to your oral sanitation. There is no stopping to hogging at work and you have completely surrendered as a victim of an eating disorder. 

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Oral health is very important as the mouth is the gateway to the body. If oral health is maintained, you know that you are healthy. The blisters in our mouth are the result of the limited presence of iron. Scarce quantities of vitamin B3 causes canker sores and bad breath. It also leads to the:

  • swelling of the gums
  • a symptom for dental gingivitis
  • because of dehydration, the mouth and lips will also be dry and sore

Before your pearly whites are affected thanks to your corporate eating habits, pull your socks up and take note of the serious dental effects that are caused because of overeating at work. Relentless binging means compromise on the nutrition that is required for good oral health. While we agree that it will be a tedious task to keep a check on what goes in your mouth, especially when you are working round the clock, there is no place for a compromise as it will only impact your overall health. 

Ways to keep a check on your pearly whites

  • If you have made up your mind to get rid of your habit of relentless eating, enlisted below are a few methods that can be followed. 
  • Limit the number of times you binge at the office so that your oral hygiene is maintained. 
  • Firstly, get over this habit of mindless binging. If you have the urge to eat endlessly, instead of treating yourself to calories loaded with junk, get hold of nutritious edibles that are high in calcium, vitamins, and iron, which will not do any harm to your body but also enhance your oral health.
  • Include fresh fruits like pear, strawberries, and salads in your diet that is a bouquet of nutrition that keeps your oral health and overall health in place. 
  • Regular brushing and flossing will keep the plaque at bay.
  • Always rinse your mouth with water or sugar-free mouth wash to remove any particles in the mouth. Also, these wash away the acidic content in the oral cavity that affects the enamel of the teeth. 
  • If oral hygiene is not maintained, then it will result in a dry mouth that will lead to tooth decay. Sugar-rich food or processed food is a strict no as they will spoil your teeth slowly without you even realizing, making a root canal treatment inevitable.

(With inputs from Dr. Karishma Jaradi, Aesthetic Dentist - Dentzz Dental)

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