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Caries in children is a huge problem. It attacks milk teeth and then spreads to permanent teeth. Its appearance is primarily due to poor hygiene and a diet with lots of sweets. Eliminate them from your baby's diet or you might not win the war against bacteria.

Caries in childrenis a real epidemic, and yet it can be avoided in a simple way. Scientists show that in laboratory conditions, bacteria do not multiply very quickly, so teeth could only be cleaned once every 48 hours.

On one condition: we would remove all carbohydrates from the diet, which are the main food of microorganisms. Unfortunately, this is not possible. After all, carbohydrates are found not only in candies, but also in white bread, fruit and almost all drinks that we sweeten with even a little sugar. So it is impossible to eliminate them. However, they can be significantly reduced.

Caries in children - causes

Eating sweets and drinking sweet drinks between meals and at bedtime is especially dangerous for your teeth. In the evening, after brushing your teeth, you must not eat or drink anything anymore: munching an apple or drinking a glass of warm milk is a simple way to caries. It's safer to eat an apple first or drink milk and then brush your teeth thoroughly.

In children, the enamel is much weaker, so they shouldn't eat sweets at all. That is why one "sweet day" a week is such a good solution. However, it must be remembered that on this day children have to clean their teeth very carefully.

If they absolutely want to eat every day, it is better to buy them plain chocolate, not hard candy, lollipops or tints. Chocolate, although very sweet, dissolves quickly and does not stay on the teeth. On the other hand, any sticky sweets can stay in the recesses of the mouth for hours.

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Gum will prevent tooth decay when your child cannot brush their teeth

The solution may be chewing sugar-free gum, especially when we are unable to brush our teeth. The sugar substitutes it contains, e.g. xilitol, do not decompose in the form of acids, restore the natural pH in the mouth andthereby preventing the formation of plaque. In addition, chewing removes the remains of a meal even from the most inaccessible parts of the mouth and facilitates the secretion of saliva, the minerals of which penetrate the enamel and strengthen it.

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Enamel protects dentin

Caries takes longer to invade the tooth surface than it takes to spread through the dentin. There, the process progresses faster. This is because a tooth's resistance to decay depends on the content of inorganic substances in it.

In an adult, enamel consists of about 95 percent. from hydroxyapatite crystals and 5 percent. with the so-called the matrix, i.e. the organic substance that once built the tooth, and water. In the dentin alone, the ratio is 70 to 30 percent, and in the cement of inorganic and organic material, it is half the ratio.

Artificial jaw for … a 6-year-old girl. Teeth of Polish children in disastrous condition

Children do not brush their teeth, they have tooth decay, and their parents do not visit the dentist with them. Effect? The data of the National Monitoring of Oral He alth shows that even 85% of 6-year-olds have decayed teeth. In turn, the estimates of the he alth ministry indicate that every second three-year-old has caries, and over 90%.

Some children had to have a denture - in most cases a partial denture, but there are some children who needed a full denture. The youngest child with a prosthesis was 6 years old. The girl lost all her teeth as a result of caries. Due to the fact that the child went to school to spare him the embarrassment, the parents decided to apply for a prosthesis for him.


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