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Chewing well is healthy

Chewing well is healthy. Imagine the scene from the famous tale of “Little Red Riding Hood,” where the innocent girl says to the wolf disguised as her grandmother: “Grandma, what big teeth you have!” And if the wolf replied, “To eat you better, my dear. But wait, I’m missing two molars, and I’m not sure I can chew you properly.” Well, that would ruin the story right there. That’s why having healthy pieces in your mouth is essential to chew your food correctly.
Doctors say it’s not just about putting delicious food in your mouth; it’s crucial to chew it well to maintain good health. In other words, chewing well is healthy.
Good chewing boosts people’s immune systems, among its many benefits. Scientists have found that grinding food with molars releases an immune cell called Th17, which keeps bacteria and fungi on the tongue and teeth in check.
When we chew well, we extract the nutrients from the food, which are then digested and metabolized more efficiently. Additionally, chewing correctly and without haste controls obesity because we feel fuller. Prolonging chewing also stimulates the production of saliva, which helps restore mouth pH levels, which is crucial for controlling acids and sugars after eating. Saliva also helps remineralize teeth, reducing the risk of cavities.
In short, having a healthy set of teeth ensures good chewing, which impacts both oral health and overall well-being.
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