Of course, brush your teeth regularly. But American doctors have confirmed the importance of another factor for caries prevention.
After examining more than 4,000 children, experts confirmed the importance of a proper diet in the prevention of caries. After studying the data of children and talking with their parents, scientists found that caries is much more common in children who constantly refuse breakfast. Even regular consumption of a small amount of fruit at breakfast reduces the likelihood of caries in children by 2 times. Statistics show that if parents follow proper nutrition and the child has breakfast every day, then the appearance of carious cavities can be expected with a probability of 18%. If the child had breakfast irregularly or did not eat breakfast at all, then this probability increased to 35%.
Researchers say that the influence of diet on the appearance of caries is not a secret for any of the experts. Several years ago, a similar pattern was revealed in the examination of adolescents. Scientists tend to attribute this to the fact that at breakfast we usually get a lot of food rich in calcium, which then protects the enamel of the teeth.
It is interesting:
Caries ranks first among chronic diseases in childhood, occurring 6–7 times more often than bronchial asthma.
About 80% of children have cavities by the end of school, and more than 95% of adults have filled teeth.
Apart from humans, none of the living organisms in nature brush their teeth and suffer from caries.
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