Tooth decay is a health problem. Children, teenagers and adults have tooth decay. In fact, anyone who has teeth can get tooth cavities.
If we don’t treat (do something about) cavities, they may become larger and affect (cause problems for) deeper layers of teeth. They can cause toothache. If the decay is severe (very bad), you may need to ask the dentist to pull out (remove) the tooth.
If you want to have healthy teeth, you must visit your dentist frequently (often), brush your teeth two times a day and floss.
Tooth decay happens because of bacterial infection. There many different kinds of bacteria living in our mouth. These bacteria use sugars in food to make acids. These acids can make a cavity in the tooth.
Sometimes we can stop cavity from becoming larger. Enamel can use minerals from saliva (the liquid in the mouth), and fluoride from toothpaste to repair (fix) itself.
Scientists did an experiment on 62 children with tooth cavity. They divided (separated) the children into three groups with three different diets (kinds of food).
Group 1 ate a normal food + oatmeal (with phytic acid).
Group 2 consumed (ate) their normal diet + vitamin D.
Group 3 ate a diet without grain + vitamin D+ fruits and vegetables.
The results found that group 1 who had a diet with too much grains and phytic acid had an increase in cavities. Group 2 had improvements in cavities. Group 3 who consumed a grain-free diet (diet without grain) with too much vegetables, fruits, meat, milk and took vitamin D, saw the greatest improvements in which all cavities healed (became healthy again).
Imagine, you get up one morning and find a small decay in one of your teeth. What would you do to heal it?۰ This entry was posted in Reading Intro (S. H. School) by Parviz with ۶ comments