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Tunashukuru kwa mtandao kwani habari zinasambaa haraka kama mwanga. Hata hivyo, uvumi, imani potofu vinasambaa kwa kasi ile ile pia. Hii inahusisha imani potofu kuhusu afya ya kinywa na meno. Kwa hiyo,

Nafikiri ni bora kuchukua muda kidogo kuweka baadhi mambo sawa kuhusu afya ya kinywa na meno.

Baadhi ya imani potofu ni kama ifuatavyo

POTOFU: Kupiga mswaki mara nyingi na kwa nguvu huzuia kuoza kwa meno

UKWELI: Si mara ngapi unapiga mswaki na nguvu gani inatumika, suala ni unapigaje mswaki. Kupiga mswaki mara nyingi na kwa maguvu kunaweza kupelekea kukwangua sehemu ngumu ya nje ya jino, kulifanya laini na hatimaye kuuma au hata kuvunjika. Kupiga mswaki mara mbili, taratibu na kwa njia sahihi ndicho kinachosaidia meno kuwa na afya

POTOFU: Huna haja ya kumuona tabibu wa meno kama hujaona au kuhisi una tatizo la meno.

UKWELI: Kila mtu anatakiwa kumuona tabibu wa meno angalau mara mbili kwa mwaka bila kujali meno yake yanaonekana vizuri au imara kiasi gani.Si meno yote yanayoonekana mazuri na imara ni mazima, mengine yanaweza kuwa yameoza katika maeneo usiyoweza ona kama chini ya fizi na kwenye mizizi, si hivyo tu hata uoto mpya (neoplasm) uweza kugundulika mapema kabla ya kufanya uaribifu mkubwa kama utachunguzwa na wataalamu. Kumbuka pia mangonjwa ya mifumo mingine kama ukimwi, kisukari na mengine mengi hujidhihirisha mapema kinywani kabla mgonjwa hajapata dalili zingine.

For children under five (5) years of age

Introduction: Taking care of your child’s oral health is important and should start at an early age. Parents and care givers should start caring for their Child’s mouth from birth.

A closer look at the child’s mouth: The mouth is made up of different parts all working together for normal function of the body. It’s used for speaking, singing, eating, swallowing and showing emotions.

The parts that make up the mouth are:- Teeth, Gums, Tongue and Lips. Children start getting their first teeth around six month of age , and by three years of age all 20 teeth should have appeared in the mouth- 10 at the upper and 10 at the lower jaw. These teeth are at times called milk or primary teeth.

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