Kids Who are Shy get more cavities?
Some obvious toothy truths such as eating sugary things is not good and the importance of brushing your teeth twice were confirmed with a longitudinal of the dental health of children who are aged between five to eight years. That said some of their studies are not very intuitive. For instance, the study suggests that dental carries as well as cavities are associated with children who are shy, in that children who are shy tend to develop dental problems. In addition to that the study also suggests that there is no association between giving a baby a bottle container which consists of milk and cavities. Having at least one cavity by the age of eight has been linked by the researchers to having a mother who is young.
In the study it was determined that children who are given sugary drinks in their bottles tend to have high chances of having dental health issues. The study also went to prove that milk in a bottle might not increase the chances of dental health issues in fact the cavity rates for those babies who got milk in their bottle stood at 53.9 as compared to54.5% for those who did drink milk or water from their bottles.
The study also looked at the relationship between a child’s behavioral traits and good or poor dental health. They found that 50% of the kids who were easy going tend to have a cavity by the age of 8 and about 65% of those kids who were not easy going had one cavity or more. For kids who were described as hyperactive the cavity rate was at 62.4% while for those who were the opposite had a cavity rate of 50%.