Teeth grinding

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is a common condition in which an individual clenches or grinds their teeth. With an estimated prevalence rate among adults between 8% to 31.4%, you may grind your teeth at night and not be aware of it. While the cause of the condition is not always clear, the effects can be uncomfortable, including jaw pain, tooth damage, and headaches. While there is not a cure for bruxism, many medical providers recommend mouthguards or night guards to help limit overnight grinding and clenching and their associated consequences. These protective devices cover the teeth to shield against potential damage.

Dr. Banić

Green Foods Pack Nutrients for Enamel

Scientists are still learning about the amazing pro-health qualities of vegetables and fruits. Among other things, the right green veggies can give you:

Antioxidants (promotes the healing of oral wounds and protects against harmful free radicals)

Anthocyanins (powerful phytochemicals that keep pathogens from colonizing on your gum tissue and teeth)

Calcium (builds enamel)

Magnesium (strengthens teeth, builds enamel, and prevents cavities)

Vitamin A, including beta carotene (protects your mucosal barriers and against allergies, which can affect nasal breathing and upper teeth development)

Vitamin C (helps to protect your gums from cell damage and infection and reduces gum bleeding)

Vitamin E (reduces inflammation)

Vitamin K (promotes blood clotting to reduce bleeding after brushing, flossing, and dental visits)

Folic acid (promotes whole-mouth and whole-body health and may protect against gum disease in pregnant women)

Phosphorous (naturally protects and rebuilds enamel)

Xylitol (neutralizes the pH level in your mouth and prevents bacteria from sticking to your teeth)

Mind you; not all green foods offer each of these benefits. We’ll look at some of your best bets at the end of this article.

Dr. Banić