Battling Dental Caries

January 13, 2020 - By Bruce Michaelson
Battling Dental Caries

Dental caries remains one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children worldwide with a multi-factorial etiology.

Nowadays, the nature of food, how we cook it, grow it, eat it, buy it, has changed so much over the last 50 years.

The new era with fast and processed food can hurt your health, but not all people know that it can hurt your teeth as well.
It is no surprise that food that comes in packages have a lot of sugar, but the added sugar is poison to your teeth.

Frequent consumption of foods and drinks that contain fermentable carbohydrates (including sugars, both naturally occurring and added) is one of the most important etiological factors and can increase the risk of cavities.

The recent increased availability of sugar-containing products in the United Arab Emirates might have been responsible for greater consumption of such products by young children, resulting (in turn) in greater dental caries
experience. Data from surveys carried out in Arab countries have shown a change in the dietary patterns of mothers and children, with a trend (following that see The recent increased availability of sugar-containing products in the United Arab Emirates might have been responsible for greater consumption of such products by young children, resulting (in turn) in greater dental caries experience.

Data from surveys carried out in Arab countries have shown a change in the dietary patterns of mothers and children, with a trend (following that see The recent increased availability of sugar-containing products in the United Arab Emirates might have been responsible for greater consumption of such products by young children, resulting (in turn) in greater dental caries experience. Data from surveys carried out in Arab countries have shown a change in the dietary patterns of mothers and children, with a trend (following that’s of the factors will be the result of the increased availability of sugar-containing products in the market which led to greater consumption by the kids.

Also, carbonated soft drinks offer a cool substitute to water for kids with a sweet taste and are highly cariogenic.

Kids who consume those more than 2 times per day have a higher potential of having cavities than others who are maintaining good dietary plan habits.
Unfortunately, they remain highly demanded and have increased popularity among kids.

The best ways to protect your teeth are to brush them with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and reduce the amount of time your teeth are exposed to these carbohydrates. You can accomplish this by limiting sugary foods and drinks at mealtimes.

Switching to a healthy diet, like fruits, vegetables and water is the key for good oral health.

According to “ScienceDaily” (January 2020), television programs featuring healthy foods can be a key ingredient in leading children to make healthier food choices now and into adulthood.
A new study found kids who watched a child-oriented cooking show featuring healthy food were 2.7 times more likely to make a healthy food choice than those who watched a different episode of the same show featuring unhealthy food.

 

 


Dr. Grace M. Eid

Pediatric Dentist, American Dental Clinic

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