Swimming Pool Water can be Ruin Tooth

Swim in a pool containing chlorine not only improves a child's risk of developing asthma and allergies. Recently, researchers discovered a pool of water containing chlorine can also cause tooth decay.

The use of disinfectants such as chlorine can serve to turn off various bacterial pathogens in the water. But if the compound is mixed with other organic materials such as urine and sweat, the chlorine can release a product mix that can irritate eyes, skin and upper airways.

The latest researched findings by Dr. Leila Jahangiri from New York University College of Dentistry's Department of Prosthodontics, found that levels of chlorine and high pH limit could affect the occurrence of rapid and permanent erosion and enamel (outer layer) a person's teeth.

Cases found Dr. Leila occurs in men aged 52 years who experience problems are very sensitive teeth, tooth-colored yellow and darker because of the rapid loss of enamel for 5 months. Loss of tooth enamel can indeed be triggered by medical illness such as bulimia or acid reflux, but in middle-aged men are the trigger is an activity that does swimming every day for 90 minutes.

In addition to dental problems that are very sensitive because the enamel of teeth eroded, he was also having problems of skin disorders. Upon examination it was found that continued menenerus pool acidity triggers the man's tooth decay.

The discovery of this case, according to Dr. Leila does not mean people should not swim but special attention should be the manager or owner of the pool to monitor the routine use of chlorine in a safe limit and the pH level of pool water is balanced.

"I do not want to give a warning to swim, but there needs to be awareness and prevention from the manager of the pool so that people do not panic," said Dr. Leila as reported from healthzone.ca.

According to Dr. Leila, a swimming pool should have a neutral pH levels between 7.2 to 7.8. While the use of chlorine should be used so as not to be a pollutant according to the American Chemistry Council between 2.0 to 4.0 ppm (parts per million) and need not be below 1.0 ppm.
"PH balance in swimming pools is very easily lost, and indeed the maintenance of the pool was not as easy as people think, but still maintaining a very important element to keep it," said Dr. Leila.

He reminded that alert parents if children complain of hot skin, sore skin, sore eyes or teeth feel very clean after swimming. Two of the complaints of the chlorine and pH are shown in the pool was too high.

If eye irritation can be reduced by wearing swimming goggles, the complaint and color sensitive teeth damaged by water swimming pools must be performed by a dentist to do veneers (coated) teeth with porcelain.

The important thing to consider in maintaining a pool is to maintain the correct pH value, do the cleaning or filter regularly, to ensure water circulation remains berajaln and preserve the value of the threshold of chlorine and other organic materials.

As for how to prevent contracting the disease from the swimming pool can be done:
  1. Rinse away with water and antiseptic soap before and after swimming
  2. Do not swim if you have diarrhea or gastrointestinal tract infection several days earlier
  3. Using a tight swimsuit that stick in the body do not loose
  4. Always try to urinate in the toilet
  5. Make a habit of washing hands with running water and soap. 


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