Some of the most common diseases affecting our oral health include tooth decay (tooth decay), gum disease (periodontal) and oral cancer. Most oral health conditions are largely preventable and can be treated in their early stages. The majority of cases are dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal disease, oral cancers, oral trauma, cleft lip and palate cleft and noma (serious gangrenous disease that begins in the mouth and mainly affects children). In most low- and middle-income countries, the prevalence of oral diseases continues to increase with increasing urbanization and changes in living conditions.
This is mainly due to inadequate exposure to fluoride (in the water supply and in oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste), the availability and affordability of high-sugar foods, and poor access to oral health services in the community. The commercialization of high-sugar foods and beverages, as well as tobacco and alcohol, has led to an increasing consumption of products that contribute to oral health conditions and other non-communicable diseases. Noma is a serious gangrenous disease of the mouth and face. It mainly affects children aged 2 to 6 who suffer from malnutrition, who are affected by infectious diseases, who live in extreme poverty, with poor oral hygiene, or with a weakened immune system.
The good news is that you can prevent the most common oral diseases in your home. These diseases include tooth decay, gum disease, oral infectious diseases, and oral cancer. Although they are not a disease in and of themselves, oral injuries can be prevented, since most of them are the result of unsafe conditions, accidents and the social illness of violence. An accident can cause a chip.
It can also do something much less dramatic, like biting popcorn. The dentist may recommend a crown if the chip is large, or attach it with a strong resin material to replace the area that splinters. If the pulp is at risk, you may need a root canal followed by a veneer or crown. Ice cream should taste good, not make you shiver when the cold hits your teeth.
The first step is to find the cause. These can be cavities, worn tooth enamel or fillings, gum disease, fractured teeth, or exposed roots. Once the dentist finds out about the problem, you may need a filling, root canal treatment, or gum treatment to replace lost root tissue. Or maybe you just need a desensitizing toothpaste or strip or a fluoride gel.
How many teeth do you have in your mouth? If you're like most people, you had 20 primary or “baby” teeth, and now you have 32 adult teeth. It's rare, but some people have extra teeth, called hyperdontia. People with it may also have another condition, such as cleft palate or Gardner syndrome (which forms tumors that aren't cancerous). The treatment consists of removing excess teeth and using orthodontics to correct the bite.
Dental and oral health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. Poor oral hygiene can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, and has also been linked to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The importance of oral health has increased in recent years, as researchers have discovered a connection between deteriorating oral health and underlying systemic conditions. Other conditions that may be related to oral health include eating disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of cancer, and an immune system disorder that causes dry mouth (Sjogren's syndrome).
Over the years, research, technological advances and public participation have improved oral health to the point where most Americans take their oral health for granted. The resolution affirms that oral health must be firmly integrated into the non-communicable disease agenda and that oral health interventions must be included in universal health coverage programs. .