With the arrival of winter, hot mutton, hot soup, and hot food have become the choice of many people. Experts said that eating too hot food may cause ulcers and other diseases in the mouth. The appropriate eating temperature is about 10 °C – 40 °C.
Zhou Wei, who works in a foreign company in Shapingba District, Chongqing, often eats hot pot and hot mutton with his colleagues, and makes a lot of bubbles in his mouth, so he can’t eat anything. Experts say that in fact, there are not a few patients like Mr. Zhou, which is about 20% more than before. Because of oral ulcers, some patients even have difficulty drinking water and have to come to the hospital. Eating too much during the winter can damage your oral health.
According to Associate Professor Qi Songbo, deputy director of the Department of Stomatology, Sanqiao University Xinqiao Hospital, cases of oral ulcers caused by overheating in winter showed a high trend. Under normal circumstances, the temperature of the human mouth and esophagus is more than 36.5 ° C -37.2 ° C. When the hot pot pot is used, the temperature of the food will mostly be between 60° and 70°. This temperature will not only burn the mouth, but also cause oral diseases such as blistering and ulceration. It may also burn the esophageal mucosa and form chronic inflammation in the long run. Serious cases may also form malignant lesions that cause esophageal cancer.
Associate Professor Qi Songbo suggested that in the daily diet, the appropriate eating temperature is about 10 °C – 40 °C, don’t be tempted to “eat hot”, freshly cooked food is best to cool first and then enter. Similarly, people should pay attention to temperature when drinking water. It is best to drink warm water not exceeding 40°, because the hot water will strongly stimulate the oral environment and may even burn the oral mucosa.
He said that in daily life, people should eat less spicy and irritating foods, eat more fluid foods, and develop the habit of chewing and sipping slowly. It is better to chew 30 times per mouth. At the same time, increase the amount of fruits and vegetables. The intake of vitamins and minerals can effectively prevent food from overheating and causing damage to the mouth and esophagus.