Harmful effects of aluminium on your oral health
Similar to eating nutritious foods, choosing the right cookware to prepare the cuisines is also crucial for a healthy life. Recent evidences show that foods we eat have unpleasant effects on our body due to the toxic substances in the cooking utensil’s raw material.
For instance, aluminium utensils are the widely used cookware in houses and even in star hotels as they are affordable and rust-free.
Doctors believe that dishes prepared in aluminium cookware have poisonous properties. People who are utilizing this metallic cookware for a long time are susceptible to various health risks. The etiological pathway between the inner organs and your oral cavity makes your dental health also in a dilemma.
The multitude of dental diseases provoked by the toxic substances present in aluminium is explained throughout this post.
How do aluminium kitchenwares affect your health?
Aluminium utensils at high flames will add 1 to 2 mg of aluminium to your food. Such accumulation carries the heavy toxic chemical compounds like cadmium and mercury present in the metal to the food. When such poisonous substances enter the bloodstream, it is followed by the accumulation of aluminium inside your body.
This in a long run, will damage the brain cells, intervene the bone growth and even weaken your immune system. The increased rate of people suffering from acidity, indigestion, peptic ulcers is also a side effect of taking foods prepared in aluminium utensils.
Apart from polluting our bodies, aluminium dust can neutralize the mineral compounds in food.
Few people think that using non-stick cookware made from aluminium with Teflon coating is a healthy choice. It is also not a wise solution.
Do you know that heating Teflon pans will emit a highly acidic substance called Per-fluoro-octanoic acid which is detrimental to our health? It is powerful to poison even your immune system.
Keep in mind that overexposure to aluminium has adverse effects on our teeth and gums via a multitude of autoimmune diseases provoked by such a compromised immune system.
What are the possible oral complications that arise with aluminium?
1) Gum Diseases
Gum disease refers to an infection in gums. It primarily occurs with plaque and tartar build-up. In the meantime, our body has an autoimmune response in gums that ends in periodontal diseases.
When the gum tissues and bone around a tooth are infected, the tooth will lose its gum support. Then the infected tooth will fall and prompts the adjacent teeth also to fall as the infection progresses.
2) Salivary Gland Disorders
Sjogren Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that primarily affects salivary glands and lacrimal glands. Salivary glands infection followed by reduced salivary flow is linked to various dental discomforts as bad breath, cavities, dry mouth, and much more.
This is because saliva plays an essential part in thrashing oral bacteria. Low salivation provides a way for microbes to thrive in your mouth.
3) Put your implant teeth at risk
As mentioned earlier, aluminium can put your bone at risk by affecting mineralization that ends in developing osteoporosis.
When you fix dental implants, the implant posts should integrate with the bone in the jaw to stabilize. Factors like smoking, osteoporosis have negative effects by intervening in the structural bone development process. It lowers the success rate of your fixed implants.
The aluminium dust aggravated when heating the metallic utensil on a high fire affects your oral and overall health badly.
Its poisonous effects will damage your immune system and leave you with illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, acidic diseases, etc and cause dental disorders with the compromised immune system.
Switching to cast-iron vessels, stainless steel cookware, or earthenware pots is the best way to overcome the aluminium’s ill effects.
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