Alcohol and Health

Happy Thursday,

We are having a cold and damp day today, but inside it is quiet pleasant!

Alcohol has systemic effect on Liver and Immune system. It causes replacement of healthy liver tissue with scar tissue. As a result it impairs liver function, which can eventually lead to fatal bleeding.

Alcohol causes immune deficiency and as a result renders body defenseless and prone to infection.

Now in the area of my profession, oral health, alcohol can have devastating effects. It can cause oral cancer. One of its by-product in the body is acetaldehyde which is potent carcinogen.

Alcohol causes oral ulceration, necrotizing gingivitis and candidal infection. By reducing salivary flow and reducing immune response together with poor nutrition intake and carcinogenic by-products of alcohol, it renders one prone to periodontal disease and caries.

Avoid unnecessary pain by not drinking!

Lets hope it helps. To be continued…



Soft drinks and dental decay

Happy Wednesday,

We all know about the effect of soft drinks on our health and the fact that cutting back on them can decrease potential risks of dying from strokes by 8% and heart disease by 5% (this is according to Dr. Nigel Carter), as well as lowering of our blood pressure.
Now, how does drinking pops or juices effects our teeth? Every time we drink, little bit of our teeth resorbs and when we stop they rebuild themselves up with the help of minerals in our saliva. But they need 3-4 hr. for this rebuilding, hence sipping on drinks results on resorption and eventually decay of our teeth. Now the Best thing to do is to cut them off our diet completely and replace them with good old water. If we have to have drinks,it is best to have them with our meals. Since we have more saliva to neutralize their effect during eating. The next best thing to do is to finish them in one setting rather than sip,sip, sipping on them. And constantly exposing our teeth to their harmful effect. Rinsing our mouth with lots of water after finishing them is pretty helpful to our teeth. Even cleaning our teeth with our tongues after drinking or eating is better than doing nothing.
I hope you find this helpful. To be continued…