Nuit wrote:Are you well today, superking? A lot of your rants hold water, this bucket has holes in.
Oral hygiene is more important today because of all the processed sugars that youngsters get fed. And local oral hygiene is lagging behind.
Back in the 30s here, what did the kids eat? Not the rubbish you see today, that's for certain.
Take a look around, especially in children's mouths, you'll see lots of ugly gum problems that were highly preventable.
I confess I am awake in the night stressed about life crap. I'll hold on to my point that when some people move to Taiwan they tend to point out stuff that is of no concern to them or that they would be best served by doing something practical or that they have simply inflated what their eyes appear to tell them because nobody is going to ask them to shut up. I'll also hold on to the point that dental hygiene in the west has gone bonkers, and that it really doesnt matter too much what you do to your milk teeth (look at how western kids get raised by sucking dummies!). However, you are spot on about the sugars that kids consume these days. The diet has changed to some extent. Haribo sweets and other such nasties slowly pervade society. My experience in Taichung was that kids mostly still eat traditional foods, (rice, fish, veg) but I know that the candy treats do invade many a household. Giving kids sugar does shut them up. I can see why it happens.
I suppose my point is that if you teach young kids then the best thing to do is impress on them the need to brush their teeth, rather than garner support for your observation. But I expressed it poorly.
Thanks for the reply. I'll cool my jets.