Experts have referred to tooth decay as a widespread disease for many years. Nowadays it is considered to be a global widespread disease which causes the destruction of teeth, painful dentalpulp diseases and early tooth loss affecting nearly the whole population of the Earth from infants to the old generations. Its reasons are complex but the major hazard is carried by the consumption of sugared foodstuffs several times a day and deficiency in dental care culture.
The oral cavity and teeth within it constitute the primary preventive system against various infections and diseases. The weakness of the preventive mechanism contributes to the development of numerous widely known diseases. By consumption of birch sugar it is possible to prevent tooth decay as well as to remedy the condition of the teeth already damaged. In addition, birch sugar is also beneficial for the rigidity, density and mineral content of bones. Therefore, beside tooth decay birch sugar may delay osteoporosis as well, and perhaps it can even prevent it by proper care and some other complementary means
Scientific observations have also pointed out that nursing women who use birch sugar and chewing gums with birch sugar content discourage the development of the bacteria causing tooth decay in their babies. These children will face fewer tooth-related troubles in their later lives.
Birch sugar promotes good dental health, since it
- inhibits the acid production by bacteria in the mouth,
- may remedy the dental enamel already damaged and
- reduces the development of plaque.
Tooth decay is usually caused by bacteria in the oral cavity which take up and break down the consumed sugar. The six-carbon sugars (beet sugar, fruit sugar, cane sugar and grape sugar) multiply the number of the bacteria mentioned above. While breaking down the sugar, these bacteria produce acid/acids which damage the tooth enamel, and in this way they encourage tooth decay. The bacteria are unable to break down the five-carbon birch sugar so no acid is produced, consequently the tooth decay may be prevented and the pH value of the mouth may be kept in balance.
Numerous studies have shown that the regular use of birch sugar encourages the restoration of the mineral substances extracted out of the dental enamel, especially in case of incipient caries. Since the pH value of the plaque in the mouth does not decrease due to the failure of the bacteria to produce acid, the dissolution of mineral substances will be prevented, moreover in some cases the substances may be restored by hardening the inside surface of holes.
The deposit of plaque (the habitat of the bacteria in the mouth) may be prevented by the regular consumption of birch sugar; as a result the tooth decay is less likely to develop.
Obviously, it is not possible to prevent the development of tooth decay and other diseases related to oral cavity just with birch sugar in itself, that’s why we advise you
- To see your dentist regularly (at least twice a year),
- To clean your teeth after each meal or at least twice a day,
- To replace your tooth brush at least monthly,
- To avoid using traditional sugars and to use chewing gums of birch sugar content with a frequency of 3 to 5 after or between meals and
- to eat about 5 grams (about half a teaspoonful) of birch sugar
before going to bed.