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Eating too much well-kneaded food will cause children to grow ‘monster’ teeth
January 28 2019, 8:23 AM
Parents always attach an important on nutrition and menus for their children. Many of them believed that well-kneaded food is easy to digest and eat without even knowing that this is the culprit that causes uneven teeth, ugly teeth, and even teeth like 'shark jaws'.

Recently, in Yu Han, China, a named boy Luo Luo has tooth replacement signs at the age of 8 while his classmates had those at their 6.

However, Luo Luo’s milk-teeth did not fall off, but also grew a permanent tooth inside. This causes the boy to be called a ‘shark jaw’ in class.

The reason why Luo Luo suffered this situation which was called ‘shark teeth in children’. The disease grows new teeth but does not cause the old teeth to fall off, forming a new row of teeth.

After researching on Luo Luo’s diet, dentists claimed that it was because he ate too much well-kneaded food and his milk teeth were not taken care of carefully leading to this situation.

The cause

When the kids at their 6 or 7, their milk-teeth starts falling off to grow new ones. However, there are lots of children grow permanent teeth but their milk teeth do not fall off, causing the permanent ones are pushed inside.

If the milk teeth are not removed in time,  it will affect the development of permanent ones.

The main activity of teeth is to chew. Therefore, after the baby grows teeth, parents should let children practice chewing to promote the overall development of the teeth.

But there are many parents who are afraid that their children will eat hard food that will cause damage to their teeth, so they have processed baby food well-kneaded,  chopped vegetables, ground fruits into vitamins or crush them out.

Too well-kneaded foods lack fiber so when eating them, children do not need to chew much. It means the development of teeth is not stimulated and helps the tooth root stick to the alveolar bone.

Thereby, the permanent teeth can not push the milk teeth out but can only grow in front or behind, forming ‘shark teeth’.

The care of young teeth greatly affects the strength of the teeth later.

Experts recommend that parents should rely on their age and ability to chew to feed their children chewable foods, such as vegetables, corn, apples, beans, etc.

These foods help stimulate chewing ability in children, promote blood circulation and development of gums, jaw and facial bones, and help baby teeth easily fall off when they reach the age of tooth replacement.


How to prevent

Parents should monitor the process of changing their children’s teeth to timely extract the baby teeth when the permanent teeth have grown but the baby teeth have not fallen.

Along with the age and development of the jaw, the child’s permanent teeth will become regular. If at 12 or 13 years old, the child’s teeth are still uneven, parents can choose to have their teeth braced.

Take care of the teeth:

1. Brush teeth twice a day

2. Use a toothbrush with an integrated brush ability to clean the tongue

3. Floss to clean teeth After eating

4. Limit foods that may cause bad odors such as garlic, alcohol, cigarettes, coffee, candy, pastries, carbonated soft drinks …

5. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, limit meat and fat, strong smelling cheese

6. Keep mouth moist by drinking water regularly

7. Visit the dentist regularly, at least once a year to clean teeth

8 Gargle regularly with lemon juice

9. Drink black tea or green tea to against the growth of bacteria in the mouth

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Nguyet Hang Do

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