Children with chalk teeth to crumble When the teeth start

your teeth become discolored, sensitive to cold, and crumble in the end: Nearly 20,000 Hessian children between six and twelve years of so-called chalk teeth ar

Children with chalk teeth to crumble When the teeth start

your teeth become discolored, sensitive to cold, and crumble in the end: Nearly 20,000 Hessian children between six and twelve years of so-called chalk teeth are. The recently published "Barmer dental report 2020 shows". The medically as a molar-inclined incisors-Hypomineralisation (MIH) described the disease leads in the worst case scenario is that children can brush pain the teeth – and the food can be painful. The reason for this is that the tooth enamel is built correctly, because the mineralization is disturbed.

in Most cases, the permanent cheek teeth are affected, but often also the incisors. If the mineralisation fault occurs already teeth to the milk, increases the risk that the subsequent teeth develop. It detects the chalk teeth to white to yellow-brown stains in the tooth enamel. The bigger and darker they are, the more serious the disorder is.

Norbert Krämer, chief physician for children's dentistry at the University hospital of Gießen, sees this as a new disease. "Based on the oral health and quality of life of the children, MIH is now a bigger Problem than caries in the age group of twelve-year-old," says Krämer. His studies in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis, show that for the eight-to ten-year-old children, an increase of 60 percent from 2003 to 2015.

Nearly 30 percent of the twelve-year-old affected

However, the incidence of significant regional differences. So 17 percent of the surveyed children aged between eight and ten years in Frankfurt, a mineralization disorder. In rural areas, you go from 10 percent prevalence. "This is a shockingly high number," says Krämer. The fifth German oral health study even came to the conclusion that almost 30 percent of the twelve-year-olds have this structure abnormality.

Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 14:20

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