Saturday, 7 January 2012

Midnight Snacking Can Cause Loss Of Tooth!!!!

Midnight Snacking Can Cause Loss Of Tooth!!!!
 In a study it is found that mid night snacks can also lead to loss of tooth.
Midnight snacking is a common habit. It's can also be problematic for your general as well as oral health. 
In a study it is found that mid night snacks can also lead to loss of tooth.
Eating snacks  in the middle of the night may increase the chance of tooth loss, regardless of the type of meals that is eaten, experts  warned. 

Research conducted recently published in “Eating Behaviors” links late-night snacks to loss of tooth, as well relates snack before going to bed and  decreased saliva flow, rather than the kinds of foods eaten. Many people think that sweet or starchy foods trigger tooth loss; to a certain extent, this is true. Nevertheless, this research exhibits no links of the kinds of foods consumed and the incidence of loss of tooth. Leading scientists claim that the  act of eating itself, rather than the types of foods, may be the culprit. 

The team at Copenhagen University, which worked with colleagues from the US, blamed changes in saliva flow, as it tends to dry up at night. 
To reach the conclusion, boffins examined the medical records of 2,217 Danes already enrolled in a medical study, reports The BBC. 

"Practitioners should be aware of the oral health implications of nocturnal eating, increase screening and oral health education efforts among nocturnal eaters and make treatment referrals when appropriate," 
Professor Damien Walmsley, scientific adviser to the British Dental Association, said: "Eating at night, when the mouth is driest and any food remains in the mouth longer, accentuates the impact of consuming sugary and acidic food and drinks. 
Causes Of Mid Night Snaking 
  • Habit: You've simply gotten used to the routine of having a midnight snack.
  • You're hungry: You may not have eaten enough earlier in the day, or at an unusual time of day.
  • Boredom: You can't go to sleep, and are bored, or want a mindless snack while watching TV or reading.
  • Nervousness or emotional eating: You're attempting to curb anxiety or some other negative emotion.

How to stop Mid Night Snaking 

  • If you're simply doing it out of routine, consciously stop yourself. Try sticking a sign on your fridge reminding you to go do another activity (try to keep this activity consistent). After about two weeks, you should have "retrained" yourself to your new habit.
  • If you're hungry, be sure to eat enough during the day. Choose filling meals ofhealthy foods, with plenty of fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates. If you're not sure, talk to your doctor to come up with a good meal plan.
  • If you're bored, pick a new activity to keep your hands busy. Try knitting, origami or another craft, so you can work while you watch TV (if that's when you often snack).

How to minimize The Damage Of Mid Night?
  1. Brush twice daily with fluoridated tooth brush, once in morning and another just before going to bed
  2. When ever possible refrain yourself to water 1 hour before you go to sleep.Avoid eating anything.

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