Junk food causes tooth decay

Junk food and the lack of a culture of oral health care are factors that inevitably lead to the loss of teeth. Experts from the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry agreed that junk food is the most cariogenic due to the high content of starches that stick in the mouth, that is, it induces the production of dental caries if there is no good oral hygiene.

They warned that the lack of prevention, but especially education, causes that even in these times is recorded in the child population, periodontal problems, rampant tooth decay, loss of teeth, abscesses and even oral cancer.

Prevention and timely education in adults and children are important factors to avoid the total loss of teeth and major ailments that threaten health. The specialists in children’s dentistry is characterized by not having a good culture in oral health care.

They emphasized that in countries of the first world, the small ones do not suffer from abscesses nor do they have to do so aggressive restorations? They considered that? The problem begins with the bad education that exists with the mothers and with the dentists themselves, who have no idea how to do prevention?

Caries rampant main problem

The specialist in child dentistry and orthodontics, said that the main oral health problems in this sector of the population, is rampant, periodontal caries, and currently in adolescents is beginning to present oral cancer.

When 16 temporary teeth are damaged, one can already speak of rampant decay, which begins regularly in the anterior temporal teeth and from there goes to the molars, to the canines and then to the lower teeth.

The caries is the biggest problem in children, which is caused by poor hygiene habits and bad brushing.

To avoid oral health problems, it is necessary to wash your teeth at least three times, learn a good brushing technique, and visit the dentist at least twice a year, so that the child is evaluated in terms of susceptibility to caries.

The upper teeth should be brushed from the top to the bottom, the bottom teeth from the bottom to the top, while the teeth should be circular.

That does not matter that there are no teeth or these are “milk”, the important thing is cleaning after the child ate and especially if it is at night, before going to bed.

Bottle syndrome

Usually babies are not cleaned orally because they think there are no teeth; Do they breastfeed the baby or give him a bottle, but do not clean the gum? The dentist should teach the mother that even if she does not have teeth, she should clean the gingival gum or gum with gauze.

About the “bottle syndrome”, Dr. Olga Brysen explained that this is characterized by caries that begins in the first temporary molars, then in the central and later in the superior laterals, which ends up generating rampant caries, the destruction of all the teeth.

It is wrong to downplay the cleanliness of milk teeth?? Thinking that they are going to fall. However, they are as important as the permanent ones, since it will depend on them that the dental pieces that they have throughout their lives are in good condition, free of cavities and do not present other problems such as malocclusion.

On the serious consequences that can cause caries, is a process that begins in chemical and biological form that generates an infection in the tooth and can cause destruction?? Of the dental piece.

But not only that, it can also produce an infection at a distance, which in turn cause a problem bacterial endocarditis, i.e. heart problems, warned the expert during an interview.

Points to consider for oral health:

  • Without good oral hygiene any food can be a factor to produce cavities.
  • Junk food is the most cariogenic.
  • Bad hygiene habits equal to oral problems.
  • Lack of oral attention leads to rampant caries, loss of teeth, abscesses and even oral cancer.
  • Washing teeth at least three times a day.
  • Good brushing technique.
  • Upper dental pieces brush from top to bottom.
  • Lower dental pieces brush from the bottom up.
  • The baby should also do oral hygiene.
  • The cleaning is with a gauze on the gingival ridge or gum.

Visit the dentist at least twice a year.