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T he corporate world surrounds you either with an upcoming project deadline or a sudden last minute change in your presentation. These unexpected situations bring along with them the most unwelcomed stress element. You are either required to wait back long hours working on your project completion or you are working towards attaining your future work goals. Stressful life events like these tend to generate cravings for comfort food binging. Positioning yourself before your laptops with a greasy cheeseburger may seem like the easiest elucidation for all your corporate woes. Halfway through the creamy burger, is when guilt usually sets in. Your faulty corporate eating habits have done nothing good to eliminate stress levels, but have made ways to degrade your oral hygiene. Nothing seems to stop you from hogging while at work, and soon you know that you have fallen prey to an eating disorder. Your dietary habits have a major role to play in defencing your dental care. The most common advice you get to hear to safeguard your dental condition is to curb the intake of sugary treats that may cause a cavity built-up in your tooth. Sugar and acid work hand-in- hand in damaging your oral care. Unseen microbes called bacteria thrive in your mouth at all times. These harmful germs have the ability to form a sultry material called plaque that lies on the tooth surface. The moment there is sugar intake, the microbes in the plaque bolt up the sugary stuff and convert them into acids. These faulty acids have a great potent to melt the hard enamel covering your teeth. And with this, starts the process of cavity build-up. While at work, the constant chewing of gums to nibble on those lubricious treats almost throughout the day can be a major entry to the invading bacteria. By curbing your sugar intake, the bacteria won’t be able to produce enough acidic substances that eat away the enamel. STAY WARNED! Before your corporate eating habits take a toll on your pearly whites, it’s important to make a note of the various dental effects caused by overeating while at work. u Scarce amount of iron can nurture the growth of blisters inside the mouth. u Inadequate quantities of vitamin B3 (also called as niacin) causes bad breath and canker sores in the mouth, causing gums to turn red and swollen, a sign of dental gingivitis. u The mouth can also be od oral o g n i a t Main gular e r y b h t heal and brushing Try and flossing. mber of u n e h t t limi tend to u o y s e tim work. t a e l i h binge w ary or g u s d i o Av foods. d e s s e c o pr HEALTH & NUTRITION February 2018 41