Bournemouth, Dorset (PRWEB) July 23, 2013
People who eat too many snacks run the risk of gingivitis (gum disease), warn oral health experts from Eludril and Elgydium.
Eating little and often may satisfy hunger pangs but it can damage teeth and gums because the mouth has little chance to recover between meals.
Latest research from the British Dental Health Foundation shows that two out of three people tend to snack throughout the day rather than adhering to the traditional regime of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This can result in a build-up of plaque acid, leading to the bacteria that cause gum disease, warn the manufacturers of Eludril mouthwash and Elgydium toothpaste.
?Continually eating sugary snacks and washing them down with fizzy drinks is a short cut to gum disease, which can then lead to more serious medical conditions,? said a spokesperson for Eludril and Elgydium.
?The mouth needs time to recover after each meal. It needs time for the acid levels to dissipate. That is why you should always wait until 30 minutes after a meal before brushing your teeth.?
The British Dental Health Foundation surveyed at least 2,000 people (*). Its poll showed that 67 per cent believed incorrectly that snacking on fresh and dried fruit through the day was beneficial.
There was also a misconception that cheese was bad for oral health ? despite the fact that it contains calcium which is good for the teeth.
Cheese may not great for the waistline with its fat content, but it releases a burst of calcium that helps to reduce the impact of fruit acids in the mouth.
It is not always possible to catch gum disease early because the bacteria will be multiplying before the symptoms of gingivitis become fully evident.
Early signs include inflammation but it is not until the gums become tender to the touch that people generally start to take notice.
By then the symptoms can include gum swelling. In particularly serious cases, the triangular areas between the teeth can become very swollen and painful.
Gums bleeding when brushing teeth can be another key indication that gingivitis is present and has most likely been there for some time.
It is important to heed the warning signs and take action before recession of the gums becomes an issue.
Dentists and other oral healthcare professionals recommend chlorhexidine as the leading treatment for gum disease.
Chlorhexidine is a key ingredient in Elgydium toothpaste (which can be used daily) and Eludril mouthwash (a short term treatment for when gingivitis is diagnosed).
For further details about Eludril and Elgydium, get in contact with Chloe Rogers at Ceuta Healthcare on +44 (0)844 243 6661.
(*) British Dental Health Foundation survey 18.06.13.
Notes For Editors
Eludril and Elgydium are represented in the UK by:
Ceuta Healthcare Ltd
41 Richmond Hill
Tel: +44 (0)844 243 6661
Eludril Mouthwash is an antibacterial and analgesic solution which can be used to manage a number of oral health problems.
Its main use is to treat and prevent dental plaque formation and gum disease (gingivitis, also known as periodontitis) by preventing the build-up of bacteria.
Eludril Mouthwash can also be used to maintain oral hygiene in situations where tooth brushing is difficult, for instance, following oral surgery or in physically or mentally handicapped patients.
Eludril can also be used as a disinfectant for the cleansing of removable dentures and in the management of common mouth ulcers and oral candidiasis infections (fungus infections).
Elgydium Anti-Plaque toothpaste is specially formulated for sensitive gums and helps to prevent dental plaque and tartar build-up, the major causes of tooth decay and gum disease.
Elgydium Whitening, Sensitive and Decay Protection are also available as part of the Elgydium range of toothpastes.