Dental health and oral hygiene: what you didn't know!

What makes a woman truly beautiful and irresistible? We are not talking about make-up, not even expensive clothes or a freshly done hairdo. The real weapon of seduction and conquest is often a beautiful smile: radiant, bright and healthy!

To make your smile dizzying too, the first thing you need to do is take care of your oral hygiene and dental health. This will not only make you beautiful, but it will also keep you away from the dentist's chair, a place that usually we do not attend with pleasure ...

Apart from aesthetics and the dentist aside, having healthy and well-groomed teeth is very important for their functionality and for our general health. Think that recent studies have also shown a close correlation between dental disease and heart disease.

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So what to do in order not to neglect our teeth? Let's say immediately that washing them is not enough. In fact, dental and oral hygiene care begins with nutrition. There is a close link between nutrition and dental health: eating incorrectly can generate cavities and favor some gum diseases, which can also lead to tooth loss (as in the case of pyorrhea).

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In particular, deficiencies of magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, selenium, vitamins C and E can cause gingivitis and periodontal diseases and induce a drop in the immune system which can affect not only the well-being of the organism, but also that of the mouth.

The "friends" of our teeth are instead: milk and derivatives, for their high calcium content, leafy vegetables such as chard And spinach, which stimulate salivation and help clean the mouth, fruit like the berries which contain antibacterial substances capable of reducing plaque deposits, radishes, tomatoes And cherries, which contain fluoride that strengthens the enamel and also a glass of red wine, the polyphenols of which it is rich in fact are able to inhibit the ability of bacteria to adhere to the tooth surface.

Obviously, after every meal, hygiene is still essential. Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, interdental brushes and dental floss are the tools to always have available and to use regularly, consistently and in the correct way.

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Prevention is essential, but it is equally essential to undergo specific medical checks from time to time. A complete dental cleaning is recommended every six months to remove the tartar and plaque that inevitably settles and periodically it is also advisable to check the gums and a microbiological test, especially if you are at risk of periodontitis.

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And if you want to be provident or your teeth are particularly fragile and in need of care, you can also consider taking out insurance, such as Aviva Health Smart which, depending on the formula chosen, can include coverage for routine dental care or specialist interventions.

Aviva Health Smart will give you complete protection and privileged access to a network of selected healthcare facilities and renowned professionals to consult in case of health problems, including teeth. And it will save you the long waiting times!

Furthermore, a first coverage at advantageous conditions is dedicated to children, teenagers and young people under 35 years of age.

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