Due to the change of diet structure, the texture of children’s food has changed from coarse and hard in the past to fine and soft in the present.
from the perspective of cakes sold on the market, there are more cream cakes and various soft Western cakes mixed with milk and chocolate at present.
these foods have beautiful appearance, high sweetness and strong fragrance, which children and teenagers like to eat very much.
in addition, in terms of fruit, many children prefer to eat sweet and soft bananas rather than hard apples and pears In addition, the only child family, parents out of love for their children, are afraid of low nutrition in children’s diet, three meals a day are meat, fish, eggs and white rice noodles, and try to make them as soft and rotten as possible, or make some instant food and thick congee paste for children In addition, many children have the habit of being picky about their food. They don’t like to eat vegetables or fruits. Parents either don’t take it for granted, or they know it’s wrong but they can’t help it
The tendency of children’s food to be too soft is harmful to the growth of children’s face and jaw. The
study shows that the incidence rate of dental deformities is higher in children, with the prevalence of deciduous teeth reaching 35.48% and permanent teeth prevalence of 29.33%~48.87%.
. Although there are many causes of dentomaxillary deformity, food tends to be soft, which is one of the important reasons
Why to say fine soft food is easy to make children have tooth jaw deformity? This is because the food is soft and the masticatory muscles are not fully exercised, which results in poor development of masticatory muscles.
in addition, the masticatory muscles are not fully developed due to the lack of force during mastication, which weakens the stimulation to jaw bones.
however, with the increase of age, the teeth still continue to grow.
The development of jaw is slow, and the teeth grow relatively fast, which will lead to the dislocation, crowding and irregular arrangement of teeth, as well as other types of dentomaxillary and facial deformities
In order to prevent children’s facial and jaw deformity, teeth irregularity and other defects, it is not allowed to eat fine soft food in childhood, but often eat some foods rich in food fiber, rough and chewy, such as all kinds of dried meat, preserved meat, dried sweet potato, dried fruit, corn, fruit, sweet potato, all kinds of vegetables, as well as pancakes, Guoba and other chewy foods These foods can improve the masticatory strength of masticatory muscles and stimulate the development of jaws.
in addition, we should also pay attention to the nutritional components of food, especially the sufficient calcium, phosphorus and vitamins in food, which are also necessary for the development of teeth and jaws If we pay attention to some of the above conditions, we can generally prevent the malocclusion caused by tooth and jaw dysplasia
Early treatment of dentomaxillary deformity in children
Dentomaxillary deformity is harmful to human physical and mental health. It not only affects the appearance of patients, but also directly reduces the chewing function, affects the digestion and absorption of food, aggravates the burden of gastrointestinal tract, causes gastrointestinal diseases, and then affects the growth and development of children.
Teeth are crowded and arranged unevenly, not easy to clean, food residue remains and ferments, and caries often occurs; when the front teeth are opened, the mouth is opened, and the teeth are not cut, and food can not be cut, which will hinder the respiratory and language functions.
At present, the treatment technology of dentomaxillary deformity has been mature, and various new technologies, such as straight wire bow, square wire bow, rapid maxillary expansion correction technology, have been widely used. The younger the age is, the better the treatment effect, the shorter the time, the less the cost, and the faster the cure.
In addition, we should pay attention to correct children’s bad oral habits, such as biting lips, biting fingers, biting objects, spitting, licking teeth, stretching tongue, mouth breathing, side chewing and other bad habits