Lecture 16 - Beg. of Final Review DENTAL Notes on Slides

G salivary stimulation remin etc diet pattern diet

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Unformatted text preview: sumed slowly • once a week • every day What we DON’ȁT know DON’ȁT • caries- “safe” diet for individuals (Some say 3 meals/2 snacks) • extent of protection of other food components (Ca, (Ca, P, cocoa, etc.) • protective mechanisms of cariostatic foods: •e.g. salivary stimulation, remin., etc. DIET PATTERN DIET counts most f requency of cariogenic food consumption = caries risk • Only small Only in risk with meals with • Greater risk between meals Greater between • Oral contact time is Snacking cartoon IS BEER Cariogenic ? It Depends ! Considered Safe Meal Pattern • 3 meals • No more than 3 snacks • remember: kids need snacks diabetics need snacks Van loveren,Duggal, Caries Research: vol 38 (suppl 1),2004 Xylitol Gum Xylitol interferes with StrepMutans: inhibits their ability to produce acids. Interferes with their ability to colonize and stick to oral tissues. chewing action stimulates salivary flow Sugar-Free Gum Stimulates salivary flow Caries Protective Foods Life Cycle Issues Life Pregnancy •Oral bacteria are transmitted to child, usually from mother •Childrens’ teeth start developing during the 3rd month of pregnancy; 20% of primary teeth calcification occurs before birth • Periodontal disease in pregnancy associated with Premature Low Birth Wt JADentA, 2001;132(7) •JDentRes 2002 81(5) Pre-eruptive malnutrition can result in enamel defects Children should see Dentist by age 1 Children Children •Immature dentiti...
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