How netflix damages your teeth

Have you already seen the new season of "Money Heist" or do you prefer to rewatch an episode of "How I Met Your Mother" yet again? Especially on rainy days, we like to spend the whole day on the couch with Netflix and co. And of course, we can't make do without a snack or two. But have you ever thought about the health consequences of your series marathon? The long periods of sitting or lying down and the lack of physical activity can have a negative effect on your health and lead to lack of sleep and insomnia. But even the casual consumption of treats can have fatal consequences. We took a closer look at some snacks and drinks and their effects on your teeth.





Probably the most popular snack both at the cinema and on the couch is popcorn. The smell of fresh popcorn alone makes movie lovers' hearts beat faster. If it weren't for the annoying kernels and their husks! These like to hide between the teeth or under the gums. With their sharp edges they can hurt your gums. If they remain unnoticed in your interdental spaces for a long time, bacteria can form that can lead to gingivitis. That's why you should clean your interdental spaces after eating popcorn. It is best to use dental floss or interdental brushes to achieve a thorough cleaning and avoid surprises at your next visit to the dentist.



Red wine


A glass of red wine and a romantic film on the couch sounds like a pleasant evening. However, wine contains tannins, which are responsible for the taste, but can also lead to discolouration of your teeth. In addition, most wines contain acids that can attack tooth enamel. So make sure you drink wine in moderation and always rinse with a glass of water to keep the pH level in your mouth balanced. Also, brush your teeth at least 30 minutes after your last glass, so that your teeth can remineralise after the acid.



Soft drinks


Most soft drinks, such as lemonade, contain a lot of sugar, which is a breeding ground for bacteria and can attack the gums. Therefore, always drink water with sugary drinks so that the sugar is rinsed from your teeth. Also try to consume drinks with less sugar content, e.g. water with cucumber slices or fruit.



Pre-packaged meals


For convenience and to miss as little of their favourite show as possible, most people like to resort to ready meals. These often consist of processed foods and contain refined sugar. For taste and preservation, highly processed citric acid is added to ready meals. So in addition to sugar, which can lead to tooth decay, acids also attack your tooth enamel. So try to consciously take time for food intake and rather cook fresh food yourself.



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