Review Article
Volume 10 Issue 6 - 2021
The Effect of Nutritional Behavior on the Oral Health of Elementary School Students
Karimi M*
Department of Pediatrics Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Karimi M, Department of Pediatrics Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran.
Received: March 05, 2021; Published: May 05, 2021




Abstract

Nutrition and oral health are very important in children and adolescents. Proper nutrition promotes better growth of the mouth, jaws and face that ensures the health of the child.

Nutritional behavior is an important cause of oral health in children. There is a strong association between caries and the frequency of sugar and carbohydrate intake. During school, children have a perceptive mind about receiving messages. Promoting oral hygiene behaviors and paying attention to nutritional status can lead to a significant reduction in caries.

Students, especially preschool children and elementary students are the best age group to receive nutritional and oral health programs. By implementing a proper diet, this age group due to having training capacity could continue this as a proper eating habit until adulthood.

Keywords: Proper Nutrition; Oral Health; Nutritional Behavior; Caries; Eating Habit; Sugar; Carbohydrate Intake

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Citation: Karimi M. “The Effect of Nutritional Behavior on the Oral Health of Elementary School Students”. EC Paediatrics 10.6 (2021): 01-04.

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