This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Healthy Diet's Effect On Children's Teeth

1407 words - 6 pages

Healthy Diet's Effect on Children's Teeth

Hypothesis

A healthy diet can improve the state of children's teeth.

Aims

In my investigation I will include:

- To find out how tooth decay is caused and what the main reasons

are for it.

- To put forward a questionnaire on what children mostly eat and

drink.

- Ideas on how children's tooth decay can be avoided. What

nutrients are important to teeth.

- To do some practical work on the foods rich in the nutrients

that are important to teeth.

- What nutrients are important to teeth.

- Put forward ideas of what the diets of young children should be

like.

...view middle of the document...

- Cementum - a specialized bony substance covering the root of a
tooth.

Formation of Tooth Decay

2. The dentin is porous so therefore it is eroded faster than the
overlaying enamel. Because of this a large cavity could be forming
inside the tooth without showing many visible signs.

1. After eating, food

particles and bacteria form plaque on the surface of the teeth. The
bacteria becomes an acid and begins to erode the calcium in the
tooth's enamel, this leads to a formation of a minute cavity. If this
is left untreated, the acid will eventually eat through the tooth
enamel.

Tooth Decay1.jpg (10604 bytes) Tooth Decay2.GIF (9260 bytes)

3. The decay continues and bacteria come in through the porous dentin
and infect the pulp. The body launches an immune response to the
infection so the blood vessels around the tooth enlarge and press
against the nerves entering the tooth causing 'tooth ache.'

Tooth Decay3.jpg (10036 bytes)

4. If the infection proceeds and a significant amount of bacteria
invades' the pulp, the tooth and the root may die. This will stop the
pain, but since the body is still fighting an infection, an abscess
may form.

Tooth Decay4.JPG (10040 bytes)

5. A tooth abscess will form around the base of a tooth's root. This
will cause aching and discomfort in the tooth, it will be painful to
chew on. If the abscess is not treated, it will erode the bone near
the tooth, and may lead to the formation of a canal, through the bone.
Just before this reaches the surface of the gum, a boil may form. This
may burst and release foul tasting pus into the mouth.

Tooth-Root Canal.JPG (12243 bytes)

Risks

If tooth decay is caught and treated early it does not usually pose a
health risk. However, if the decay is allowed to continue, the tooth
may die and the spreading infection may result in blood poisoning,
fever and swelling in the face and neck.

Lack of good dental care

DIAGRAM SHOWING DECAYED TEETH

Common causes of decay

Sugar is commonly believed to be the main cause of tooth decay, but it
is also caused by carbohydrates, especially processed ones such as
crisps, bread and pasta

Allowing children to snack between meals on sweets, chocolate or
crisps can cause tooth decay, because they do not brush their teeth
after snacking. Also allowing toddlers to have sugary drinks and juice
can cause tooth decay. Toddlers are not always encouraged to brush
their teeth after drinking sugary drinks because people often forget
that there is a lot of sugar in them. Also children do not always have
access to a toothbrush after meals especially if they are eating out
at a restaurant. Many drinks also contain acid which is highly
corrosive for teeth.

Preventing tooth decay

To prevent tooth decay children should try to follow...

Other Essays Like Healthy Diet's Effect on Children's Teeth

All Parents Should Be Required to Volunteer Time to Their Children's Schools

895 words - 4 pages information on their child's strong point as well as weak points that require special attention and concentration;Also, being a volunteer in children's school, parents not only could experience school life once more, but also could take part in some activities, which affords parents more interactions with children. For example, most of parents in America always spend their time in children's school. Some of them help teachers take care of children and some

Micronutrient Analysis

889 words - 4 pages use of calcium and phosphate for healthy bones and teeth. found in milk (fortified), cheese, whole eggs, liver, salmon, and fortified margarine. The skin can synthesize vitamin D if exposed to enough sunlight on a regular basis. milk E protects red blood cells and helps prevent destruction of vitamin A and C. K necessary for normal blood clotting and synthesis of proteins found in plasma, bone, and kidneys. found in spinach, lettuce, kale

The Danger Of Fluoridated Water

1332 words - 6 pages levels in the pineal gland this scientists found that flouride reduces melatonin levels by as highs as 70%. This gland is one of the most crucial parts of the brain and all of the great effect that this gland does for us goes into void due to the fact that consuming floride every tine a drink of water is taken or when an individual brushes their teeth is very sad that the aging of many speeds up on a regular basis. There's more in depth

Family Systems

1014 words - 5 pages family who prays together stays together I think takes effect in this instance. If a child is brought up in a family that has a healthy spiritual relationship that shows in their family and they pray then this child has the environmental influences of spiritual development at early stages. Roehlkpartain states, “Some people---particularly those within religious communities---worry that they beliefs, narratives, and commitments of the world’s

The Paper

728 words - 3 pages a small 3-inch item contain so many harmful elements that can be so detrimental to the body? Also, why do so many people insist on continuing to smoke even though they know the side affects and how it can deteriorate your body? As many research studies have shown smoking has a direct correlation to lung disease. With smoking, there are many other problems such as; lack of breathes, rotten teeth, coughing spells, smelly odor and others. With all

Instability in the home

2400 words - 10 pages year 2007. Some experts believe that numerous changes and instability cause detriments to a child's development (the Instability Hypothesis). Another view would be that children's life chances and outcomes are contingent on their parent's personalities and cognitive capacities (the Selection Hypothesis). Regardless of which viewpoint is taken, it is clear that both have an apparent effect on the well-being and development of a child. 1. The

Commercial Soda's pH

1049 words - 5 pages The pH of Commercial Sodas And The Effects They Have On The Human Body Everyday we consume different types of drinks to quench our thirst; commercial sodas are one of the most popular. These carbonated and extremely sugary products are known to be not so good for bodies and especially our teeth. But why is this? And does the pH of these commercial sodas have any direct effect? We decided to find out. In

Catching Your Kid Playing "Doctor"

1797 words - 8 pages Answers About Sex." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Web. 08 Sept. 2010. . ! Published on Psychology Today (http://www.psychologytoday.com) "Catching" Your Kid Playing Doctor By Marty Klein, PhD Created Aug 30 2010 - 9:04pm An ongoing patient comes in yesterday and wants my advice: she says she caught her 5-year-old playing doctor with her pal Jenny. Mom's arrival apparently broke up whatever they were

Advertising & Children

1054 words - 5 pages unintended effect (subliminal messaages) is the influence of television advertising on children’s eating habits. Commercials for candies, snacks, sugared cereals, and fast foods represent a large proportion of the advertising that is presented during children’s programs, while advertising for more healthy or nutritious foods is rare. Consequently, children tend to develop poor nutritional habits, mistakenly assuming that the products that they see

Teenage Drug Abuse

798 words - 4 pages intoxicated or "high" on a drug depends on the substance with which he or she is intoxicated and include: • Tobacco products: frequent smell of tobacco, irritability, discolored fingertips, lips or teeth, cigarette butts at curbside; • Cannabinoids: reddened whites of eyes, sleepiness, excessive hunger, lack of motivation, excessive happiness, paranoia; • Stimulants: rapid heart rate or blood pressure, irritability, excessive happiness, less need

Child Beauty Pageants: Create a Distorted Childhood

995 words - 4 pages adolscent teeth and outfits that bring undesired attention to weight. According to clinical psychologist William Pinsof, “Being a little Barbie doll says your body has to be a certain way and your hair has to be a certain way. In girls particularly, this can unleash a whole complex of self-experiences and distortions in terms of body image.” (Nussbaum) The use of hair extensions, false teeth, and outfits that minimize the child’s weight is

Related Papers

Technology Essay

1217 words - 5 pages been shown to have a negative effect on a child’s physical development. Dr. M. L. Cepeda and colleagues, for example, studied 30 subjects with homozygous sickle cell disease from age eight through 19. In their study, published in the “Journal of the National Medical Association” in January 2000, the authors reported that their subjects were significantly shorter and of lower weight than their healthy controls. The sexual development was also

Fluoride Water Essay

737 words - 3 pages teeth or your children’s teeth why don’t we use other resources that are not chemicals? I think that as long as we brush our teeth like we are suppose to and brush them well we should be fine. Another way that we can possible reduces teeth decay would probably be by changing our diets, and the foods we eat! Healthy foods for teeth have been on our TV news almost every day, but yet people are not changing their eating habits or eating those healthy

Child And Young Persons Development Essay

4080 words - 17 pages the behaviour not the child as this is less damaging to their emotional well-being e.g. 'That was an unkind thing to say' rather than 'You are unkind'. 1.2 Describe with examples how different aspects of development can affect one another. The aspects of SPICE do not act alone in a child's development, they all interact with each other. It is important to recognise that they interact and can have an effect on each other. For example

Housekeeping Notes Essay

2205 words - 9 pages - layers - Dermis / Epidermis. - T / F / F / T / F / T / T / F / T / F. 6 - DENTAL HYGIENE Objective Ensure the child understands the importance of brushing to keep teeth healthy. Material - Pupil's sheet no 3. - Pupil's sheet no 4. Time: 45 minutes. Method - Do the exercises. - Using the stages illustrated on sheet no. 4, explain an efficient way of brushing teeth. - The teacher could also get the children to hold a toothbrush (How