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Importance of Chewing

Importance of Chewing

Chewing will not only make it easier to swallow food, but it also brings various other health benefits. Be sure to chew thoroughly when you eat.

POINTS TO NOTE

  • Please acquire the habit of chewing thoroughly during meals, so as to help produce sufficient saliva.

Importance of Chewing

Chewing thoroughly not only makes it easier to swallow food, but also brings various benefits that promote your health, such as making food more tasty and helping with digestion and absorption.

Reminders for Brushing Your Teeth

  •  Prevention of obesity
    Chewing thoroughly and eating slowly prevents overeating, which leads to the prevention of obesity.
  • Development of the sense of taste
    Chewing allows you to feel the shape or texture of food, making you more sensitive to taste of food.
  • Development of speech
    Using the muscles around the mouth will help in the development of the jaw, allowing you to pronounce words better and making your face more expressive.
  • Development of the brain
    Chewing increases the amount of blood flowing into the brain and stimulates the brain,developing the intelligence of children and preventing memory loss in adults.
  • Prevention of dental diseases
    Chewing promotes the production of saliva. Saliva has the function of washing away food debris and bacteria remaining in the mouth, which leads to the prevention of caries and gingivitis.
  • Prevention of cancer
    An enzyme called peroxidase in saliva suppresses carcinogens in food, preventing cancers.
  • Healthy stomach and intestines
    Chewing helps digestion and prevents overeating. It also activates the functions of your stomach and intestines.
  • Gives you full power
    Your body will be activated, enabling you to concentrate all your might on your work or play.

Things that Help You to Chew thoroughly

  • Do not eat in a hurry. Take your time and enjoy the taste when eating your meals. Food differs in chewiness. When you eat chewy food, chew about 30 times with each bite.
  • Do not wash down food with drinks. Do not drink while you have food in your mouth. When you chew thoroughly, the food will become small and easy to swallow.

TRIVIA

In order to encourage your children to chew thoroughly

Living in the so-called age of soft food or the age of plenty, there are more and more children who do not chew or cannot chew. It is important for children to acquire the habit of chewing thoroughly from a young age. Since the period from infancy to the age of school-age is important for children to develop masticatory functions, and they need home instruction.

It is recommended that chewy foods be included in meals or snacks. Hard foods or high-fiber foods are chewy, and children will naturally chew more.

Occlusion

Normal occlusion has a bearing on a beautiful smile, enjoyable conversation, and general health.

Normal Occlusion

  • Normal occlusion
    a condition in which teeth are well aligned and engaged correctly

Abnormal Occlusion

  • Causes for bad teeth alignment.

1. Issue with spaces where permanent teeth emerge If a milk tooth is extracted at an early stage due to caries or other reasons, the surrounding teeth will move and the space for the permanent tooth to emerge after the milk tooth is gone will become smaller, causing the teeth to become misaligned.

2. Bad habits Habits such as thumb-sucking, mouth-breathing and chewing nails or pencils cause teeth to become misaligned.

3. Jaw development
A poorly-developed jaw causes teeth to become misaligned.

4. Hereditary

  • Effects of abnormal occlusion
    1. Causes difficulty in chewing food
    2. Causes speech to become unclear
    3. Allows plaque to easily accumulate on teeth, making them prone to caries or periodontal disease
    4. Becomes the cause of temporomandibular joint disorder, which causes the jaw joints to make noise or makes it hard to open the mouth due to pain
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