THE RESEARCH RESULTS OF ‘MELON SEED TOOTH’ AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC’S ORAL CARE SITUATION
Journal: International Journal of Life Science Study (IJLSS)
Author: Yuxuan Zhao, Haoran Zhao
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Nut products, especially melon seeds, have become popular leisure snacks for people of all ages. However, the consumption process can have a subtle yet significant impact on teeth, even leading to oral health problems. This study conducted a questionnaire survey and found that the public has not given enough attention to the phenomenon of “melon seed teeth.” By randomly surveying 67 adults of different ages, the study explored the different effects of various factors on the number of tooth gaps. It discussed the causes, influencing factors, and repair methods of “melon seed teeth” in order to raise public awareness of oral health. A comprehensive analysis suggests that the formation of melon seed teeth is complex and treatment methods vary. Oral hygiene care and a healthy lifestyle play a crucial role in preventing the formation of melon seed teeth. By improving public awareness of oral health, strengthening oral examinations, and implementing proper oral hygiene care measures, the prevention and treatment of melon seed teeth can be improved. With the advancement of oral materials, there are more effective and aesthetically pleasing repair methods for non-cavity tooth defects. Having a healthy set of teeth not only improves appearance but also has deeper implications for overall physical health.