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Children are the high risk group of dental caries

Children are the high risk group of dental caries

Does your child have tooth decay? If you answer "don't know" or "yes, I want to wait until the child is older", you are very wrong. Children's tooth decay, also known as dental caries, has extremely adverse effects on children's growth and health, but careless parents often wait until their children have tooth pain and discomfort to find out that their children have tooth decay. Toothache and toothache in children are often symptoms of severe dental caries in children. Treatment at this time will not only result in unsatisfactory treatment effects, but also cost expensive treatment expenses. Today, the author will talk with you about the topic of dental caries.

Children are the high risk group of dental caries

Dental caries is a disease in which decalcification occurs on enamel, dentin or cementum, and organic matter decomposes under the action of various factors, 

resulting in the loss of dental tissue. Dental caries is a kind of common, frequently-occurring oral disease, especially in children and adolescents, 

the sickness rate is very high, endangers health. For this reason, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified dental caries as one of the three 

major diseases that endanger human health.


For children, it will start from the eruption of deciduous teeth, and reach the peak at 6-8 years old. Children suffer from tooth decay, the culprit is some unique life details of children. Most children don’t pay much attention to oral hygiene, especially children’s foods are mostly high in sugar. If they eat too much food with high sugar content, the residues are easy to stay in the mouth, and these residues react with saliva to form acid Substances, acidic substances will directly damage the tooth structure.

The dangers of children suffering from tooth decay cannot be ignored. Due to severe caries or premature loss of deciduous teeth, insufficient cutting and grinding of food will lead to reduced or lost chewing function, weakened gastrointestinal digestion and absorption, which will easily cause malnutrition in the body and affect development, especially for children with fast growth and development. Large; periapical periodontitis caused by dental caries often becomes the focus of disease infection, and its harmful metabolites or bacterial toxins can be carried to other organs by blood or lymph fluid. It can induce systemic diseases such as chronic nephritis, rheumatoid arthritis, endocarditis and sepsis; in addition, the infant period is a critical period for children's language training. "Cavities in deciduous teeth, especially in front teeth, will affect the child's pronunciation, just as people often say that the speech leaks, which will have a negative impact on the development of their language ability. At the same time, it will also affect the appearance and have a negative impact on the normal psychological development of the child. Influence.