Article | 2020-10-31 12:41:28
Cavities in Children Could lead to Stunting
Short nutritional status (stunting) is a condition when a person's height is shorter than the average. This condition caused by a chronic nutritional deficiencies. Malnutrition can occur since the child is in the mother's womb and in the early days after the child is born, but these symptoms usually begin to appear when the child is 2 years old.
A Good and healthy nutrition in toddlers is important for their health. At the age of 12-24 months is a vulnerable period for toddlers because at this time there are frequent infections or nutritional status disorders, toddlers also in a stage of a transition from babies to children.
Having certain diseases for a long time is a factor in stunting. One example of the long-lasting diseases is dental caries. Dental caries is a variable that causes disruption of the chewing function and affects appetite and nutrient intake that can lead to growth disorders which affect the nutritional state of children.
Dental caries can interfere with the nutritional condition of children and raises indigestion and eating disorder that can lead to growth disorder as well. The infection that causes a decrease in appetite is associated with the occurrence of dental caries. The result of dental caries certainly causes pain. The disruption of the chewing function will affect the nutritional intake of the respondents and affect their nutritional status. If the nutritional status is disturbed, it related to stunting.
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