What does oral care include?

To protect your oral health, practice good oral hygiene every day. Use a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. Use a mouthwash to remove food particles left after brushing and flossing. Oral health refers to the health of our teeth, gums and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to smile, talk and chew.

Some of the most common diseases affecting our oral health include tooth decay (tooth decay), gum disease (periodontal) and oral cancer. Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping your mouth clean and disease free. It involves brushing your teeth and flossing your teeth, as well as visiting the dentist regularly for x-rays, exams and dental cleanings. Oral health is the health of the mouth, including the teeth, gums, throat, and bones around the mouth.

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. For pediatric oral health, it can be a problem related to health literacy, the availability of healthy food, or access to dental hygiene supplies. The importance of oral health has increased in recent years, as researchers have discovered a connection between deteriorating oral health and underlying systemic conditions.

If a parent must help or be fully responsible for oral care, an oral accessory may be useful (fig. The Surgeon General's 2002 workshop on children and oral health presented eight approaches to improving oral health and pediatric dental care (Fig. Your risk of having oral health problems is also higher if you have certain health problems, such as HIV and eating disorders. Important policymakers for children's oral health and dental care are found in a wide range of spheres, including state and federal government agencies, state and local legislators and legislative staff, professional associations, the dental industry, dental education, health care systems and insurance.