Assistant Manager of Community Services Faculty of Dentistry (FKG), University of Indonesia, Drg. Peter Andreas, M. Kes on Tuesday, said the sucrose content is easy to become acidic as the growth of germs.
He said this after the event "Lotte Xylitol for Healthy Teeth of Indonesian Children" at SD Negeri 01 Menteng Jakarta.
According to him, so that your child's teeth stay healthy and not easy to porous, to brush your teeth at least twice/day, ie after breakfast and before bedtime.
Peter hoped, do not let toddlers drink milk bottle while sleeping, because your mouth will become acidic and as a nest of germs that cause tooth easily rusted. It's okay to eat candy but the kids keep dental hygiene must be maintained.
As a substitute for sucrose in candy or other foods, he said, can be given a natural sweetener sugar substitute commonly found in vegetables and fruit.
He said that oral health care for teeth and gums at an early age is very important. The mouth is one source of initial entry of bacteria and germs that can disrupt the body's health.
"To maintain the health of the whole body, must be preceded by maintaining oral health, including teeth and gums," he said.
During this time, he said, paying less attention to public health of the child's milk teeth, because it assumes will be shifted gears.
According to him, caring for baby teeth is very important because if the milk tooth is damaged it will disrupt the child's activity.
Head of State Elementary School Menteng 01, Harimah, said, welcomed the program because it will increase the awareness of parents and children to always maintain the health of the mouth, teeth and gums.
He said that, during this primary school of 01 Menteng has established cooperation with local health centers to conduct periodic checks on the health of dental students.