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Did you do it correctly? Dentist teaches chew


Did you do it correctly? Dentist teaches chew

Do you know if chew properly? According to the dentist Marcelo Luis Sêneda, SM Oral Care Dental Clinic, inadequate chewing can cause pain, inflammation and dysfunction of the temporo mandibular joint. "Some oral problems, such as TMD or malocclusion, may adversely affect chewing," says the dentist.

Chewing properly ensures a more balanced digestion process and helps the brain understand satiety, avoiding the excessive consumption of food. "The correct way to chew is to make vertical and circular movements that allow an effective chewing and enjoy the slight contraction of the muscles of the tongue and mouth as a whole," said Sêneda.

The dentist explains that the incorrect tooth position (malocclusion) influences in chewing, which can compromise to the phonetics. This also implies emotional health. "Global health also requires mental health, emotional, not just physical health. Often pain in the face or dissatisfaction with the aesthetics may be associated with malocclusion and this causes the so-called emotional distress. Living with pain can lead to a bad mood. "

If you suspect you have some chewing problem, the best way is to look for the dentist. Treatment depends on the diagnosis, which can be ATM, orthodontic or even toothache.

Check out some tips:
1. Chew food at least thirty times;
2. In addition to vertical movement, a circular movement with the jaw during chewing;
3. Distribute the food evenly in the teeth of the right and left side;
4. Loosen the silverware to pay attention to the act of chewing;
5. Place small amounts of food in the mouth and keep your mouth shut.

Learn the proper chewing self-examination
• Chew is a mechanical, automatic act, which does not receive any attention in everyday life. It turns out that the way to chew and the number of repetitions is very important for the rest of the food digestion process is successfully completed, in addition to interfering directly in oral health.
• To see if there is a problem, just do the self-examination. Just stand in front of a mirror and look closely at two points: a shoulder is higher than the other and, while smiling, half of the top teeth are not aligned with the middle of the lower arch. If there is a change, it's time to seek out a specialist.
• Recommended is that the food is chewed for at least 30 times, depending on whether they are solid, pasty or liquid and be homogeneously distributed in the teeth of the right side and the left side. It is also important to pay attention to basic tips such as putting small amounts of food per bite, eat slowly and keep your mouth shut.
• The development of chewing starts from the first day of life, with breastfeeding. The force that makes the baby to suck the milk stimulates facial muscles and is very important for bone development. Babies who are not breastfed may become adults who only breathe through the mouth and, therefore, chew only from one side to breathe during the meal.
• The chewing gum can be a good therapy to the salivary glands. Ideally, chewing for 20 minutes, daily twice. This increases the salivation, as well as massaging the salivary glands.

Source: Saúde Terra. Access on: 11/11/2015. Available in: