Healthy Diet's Effect on Children's Teeth

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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. Tooth Decay Tooth decay is a wearing away of the tooth enamel. The bacteria from foods containing sugars and carbohydrates are left on the teeth, and over a period of time they destroy the teeth enamel and this results in tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs because each time you eat acid is formed that can eat into your teeth. Saliva can protect against the formation of acid, but only if it doesn't occur that often. Fluoride, which is found in toothpaste, is the main element that strengthens and protects teeth. Friska tänder HEALTHY TEETH [IMAGE] The diagram above shows the different tooth sections. Below they are all explained: - Dentin - The hard tissue located under the enamel of the tooth. Dentin is harder than bone. - Bone - This is the tissue where the root of the tooth is anchored into. - Enamel - The tough, shiny, white outer surface of the tooth. - Root - The anchor of a tooth that extends into the bone of the jaw. - Pulp - The soft centre of the tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels and nerves. - Gingiva - Part of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth and alveolar bone. - Cementum - a specialized bony substance covering the root of a

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