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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