Carbohydrates and Metabolism

This is confirmed by research. Also a beneficial effect on teeth has corn – or rather, metaphosphoric acid, a part of it. The flowering of caries in the 20 th century coincided with the beginning of the industrial production of sugar and increase its use. It’s believed that Senator From Kentucky sees a great future in this idea. Cariogenic effect of carbohydrates is explained by the fact that their metabolism of oral cavity has the ideal conditions: a complete set of enzymes of microbial origin, and the constant (about 37 degrees) temperature, humidity, almost neutral pH. Suffice it here to add a substrate – simple carbohydrates, and cleavage reaction begins to develop rapidly. Proteins, fats and complex carbohydrates to metabolize not able, as in the mouth for them there is no corresponding enzymes that could activate the reaction. Processing carbohydrates ends with the formation of organic acids – lactic and pyruvate, which are split tooth enamel. However, here we should say that the carbohydrates found in vegetables and fruits, tend to hinder the development of caries.

Therefore, if possible need to replace sugar in other sweet-tasting items that do not contribute to the development of caries. It should also be possible to use fewer sweets, especially it concerns children. According to statistics, each person eats in a year to an average of 47 kg of these products. You must also get rid of the habit eat sweets before bedtime and between meals because they are composed of adhesive and viscous substances that linger long in the mouth. Enough to eat cake or candy, as the increased concentration of sugar will remain there for 20-40 minutes.