When you are well aware that smoking is injurious to health, you might have also been aware of second-hand smoking, which is also injurious.
Now on the same subject, the fresh study proved that, your second hand smoke ruins your baby’s teeth.
The researchers said, “Though the findings does not establish the causality, they still support extending public health and clinical interventions to reduce secondhand smoke.”
In the developed countries, the level of dental caries in kids teeth, remains high. In the US, 20.5 percent of the children aged between 2 to 5 years and in Japan, 25 percent of the children aged 3 years, has the dental caries.
Japanese researchers conducted a research, on smoking during the pregnancy exposure to household smoke in four months babies, as the risk factors for caries in baby teeth.
The four months babies, are in extreme danger of getting affected to caries, when compared with no smokers in the family.
People who are exposed to household smoking would also have higher chances of getting affected with the caries. However, the effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy is not statistically significant.
All the things mentioned above are derived from the observational study. So no definitive conclusions can be drawn about the cause and effect.
By Phani Ch