Christiane Herrmann, Naturopath, Berlin, Germany
People are preoccupied with teeth throughout their lives.
Small children find their teeth painful when they start breaking through and when they first start feeling them with their fingers. This can cause plenty of tears.
During school years the positioning of teeth may need to be corrected, with teeth removed to make room for those coming through.
As we get older, our teeth are often drilled, dental implants are fitted and root canal work sometimes carried out.
Whenever our teeth are giving us pain, this can leave us feeling unwell or even make us sick. It is only then that we recognise just how valuable and important every healthy tooth is.
It often means we can no longer chew properly or bite into whatever foods we choose and patients sometimes resort to softer, mushier types of food.
If their dentist is able to remedy the problem, then good habits are soon forgotten: brushing teeth regularly, cleaning in the ...