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Gastrointestinal and oral health problems are the two key factors that cause halitosis (bad breath). Basically, what this means for oral health is that the smell from the breath not only in the mouth but from your digestive tract. The cause in both cases is bacterial. You must first make sure you eat right and brushing and flossing regularly, especially if you suspect halitosis.
New statistics show that tooth decay is epidemic among young children in California. Did you know that tooth decay could begin in early childhood? The benefits of early detection and preventive care are much greater than the cost of early dental neglect. Many children will experience tooth decay when families put off dental examination. Parents and babysitters should all work to build a habit that may reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Your child’s teeth can last a lifetime provided you practice good oral hygiene. Flossing remove bacteria and prevent gum disease and tooth loss. Dr. Kimberly Harms, consumer adviser for the American Dental Association, said, “The root of all evil, when it comes to periodontal disease, is a plaque that forms on your teeth every 24 hours.”
From cavities to cancer, the disease causes mouth and throat pain and disability for millions of Americans every year. tooth decay is also a problem for U.S. adults, particularly for the increasing number of older adults who have retained most of their teeth. Americans make approximately 500 million visits to the dentist in the year 2006, and spent about 96 billion U.S. dollars on dental care. However, many children and adults go without the steps that have proven effective in preventing oral disease and reduce the cost of dental care.
To look into one’s physical health, child or adult, teeth and gums say a mouthful. Cavities, swollen or receding gums, tooth loss, gingivitis, and predicaments of other teeth in adults can indicate the existence of severe health problems – including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, vitamin deficiencies, and even has a risk of premature or low birth weight infants.
Oral health must be a partnership between parents and children under the supervision of their doctor and dentist, with particular emphasis on preventing dental problems, with fathers who should be responsible for oral hygiene to 6 or 7 years age.
Keep in mind the problems associated with the use of pacifiers to thumb sucking, excessive and prolonged breastfeeding, the use of mouth-guards during sports activities and benefits of the supplement is fluoridated.
The pediatrician’s role is to maintain optimal oral health must periodically evaluate the oral cavity, educate parents about the importance of cleaning teeth and result in a timely manner to the dentist.
The dental health or better oral health is very important because the structures forming the mouth are diverse and essential functions. The baby gets his first contacts with the environment rewarding through the mouth, toothless and especially willing to grasp the breast. As the teeth come out, first the temporary or permanent milk and then the mouth is even more important: not only retains its role in food processing, but adds to it relative to speech, and it becomes a social value. Read the rest of this entry »
Up to 30 percent of the general population suffers from joint problems in the jaw, a condition that can cause the individual problems that come to alter their usual conditions of life, such as a major pain to biting or opening and closing the mouth, and decreased mouth opening, to no more than 20 mm, making it impossible to introduce a spoon. Currently, arthrocentesis is the treatment for this type of joint diseases and the best results are obtained. The intervention involves injecting a special fluid, namely Ringer Lactate is accomplished with which distend the joint.
Thanks to the arthrocentesis that prevents premature degeneration of the joint, in addition to the problems that appear in the longer term. At the same time, succeeded in improving the quality of life of the patients.
Thanks to the arthrocentesis that prevents premature degeneration of the joint, in addition to the problems that appear in the longer term. At the same time, succeeded in improving the quality of life of the patients
The baby bottle tooth decay is also known as dental caries, baby bottle syndrome or nursing caries, the latter being the more correct name for it is a rampant caries affecting the primary dentition of infants and young children . It is related to frequent and prolonged use of a bottle containing liquid with fermentable carbohydrates such as fruit juice market, use of vitamin syrups or spreads the pacifier in honey or sugar during sleep.
Some preventive measures you can take are:
* suggest the first dental visit after nine months, when nursing caries have not yet been produced.
* Keep the child upright while feeding and to prevent falls asleep during feeding with a bottle. If this occurs, it is important to wake him and clean his teeth with water or give gasita remove residual milk.
* Avoid prolonged feeding with a bottle. When the child is able to drink a glass bottle should be removed, approximately 12-15 months. In order not to remove the drive can be replaced by water content, the child in about 3 weeks will be adapted.
* Parents should brush children’s teeth as soon as they erupt, but without toothpaste for the child does not swallow the paste. In the children with whom we can not use a brush, he cleaned the child’s teeth with gauze.
* It is very important to inform parents about the substances that has a high cariogenic potential as: condensed milk, sugar, canned juices … and told not permeate the bottle or pacifier with these substances.
The program that the Ministry of Health is preparing to launch very soon will be universal and free. This is because the current difference between dental services of the Autonomous Communities. According to the General Council of Colleges of Dentistry and Stomatology of Spain is not anything new, but what’s supposed to be a breakthrough and higher quality of life.
Basque Country, Andalucia and Navarra have very advanced programs in this area, while regions such as Castilla La Mancha and Castilla y Leon are still very backward as regards this service.
Some of the benefits of this new system are: Exploration and annual reviews, training, both for children and parents in hygiene and prevention, medical monitoring when required, special treatments or birth traumatic mouth.