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Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping one's mouth clean and free of disease and other problems e. It is important that oral hygiene be carried out on a regular basis to enable prevention of dental disease and bad breath. The most common types of dental disease are tooth decay cavities , dental caries and gum diseases, including gingivitis , and periodontitis. General guidelines suggest brushing twice a day: after breakfast and before going to bed, but ideally the mouth would be cleaned after every meal. Cleaning between the teeth is called interdental cleaning and is as important as tooth brushing.
Dental hygiene refers to the practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy to prevent disease. Dental hygiene and oral health are often taken for granted but are essential parts of our everyday lives. Tooth decay cavities is a common problem for people of all ages. For children, untreated cavities can cause pain, absence from school, difficulty concentrating on learning, and poor appearance, all problems that greatly affect quality of life and ability to succeed. Children from lower income families often do not receive timely treatment for tooth decay and are more likely to suffer from these problems.
Dent Strong and his team of dental superheros are helping oral health professionals, educators and parents to spread the important message of oral health and hygiene to children everywhere. Did you know kids miss 51 million hours of school each year in the United States because of issues with their teeth? In Canada it's estimated that It is important to know that, as children grow, dental needs change—the "From Drool to School" video provides some great tips for babies all the way up to elementary school-age kids. Tooth decay is the most common disease children experience. The video was created by From the First Tooth, a pediatric oral health initiative promoting the oral health of infants, toddlers and preschool children.
Purpose: To evaluate the oral hygiene practices, use of dental services and self-perception of oral health of school children from the rural areas of the city of.
Check out our interactive infographic to see progress toward the Oral Health objectives and other Healthy People topic areas. Prevent and control oral and craniofacial diseases, conditions, and injuries, and improve access to preventive services and dental care. The significant improvement in the oral health of Americans over the past 50 years is a public health success story. Most of the gains are a result of effective prevention and treatment efforts. One major success is community water fluoridation, which now benefits about 7 out of 10 Americans who get water through public water systems.