2017 World Oral Health Day

2017 World Oral Health Day

This year's World Oral Health Day theme is "Live Mouth Smart." And healthguide911.com encourages everyone to honor this important day #WOHD17

For you to be considered healthy:

✔ Seniors must have at least 20 natural teeth at the end of their life
✔ Adult must have 32 teeth with no tooth decay or 28 teeth for those with no wisdom teeth.

How many of us today are healthy?

Well, achieving a healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care, The followings would help you to achieve that:

✔Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth.
✔Brush properly twice a day for 2mins each
✔Don't neglect your tongue -clean it always
✔Use a fluoridated toothpaste
✔Treat flossing as important as brushing-to prevent decay in between the teeth
✔Consider using non -alcoholic mouth wash
✔Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables like carrots , pop corn etc for snacks
✔Drink more water
✔Limit sugary and acidic foods
✔Don't forget to rinse your mouth with water after eating sugary or acidic foods and do not brush after eating acidic foods
✔See your dentist at least twice a year:

Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot oral health problems early when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many oral problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that can appear in the mouth.

Here are signs you should see a Dentist:

✔Your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold
✔Your gums are puffy and/or they bleed when you brush or floss
✔You have fillings, crowns,dental implants,dentures, etc.
✔You don’t like the way you smile or teeth look
✔You have persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
✔You are pregnant You have pain or swelling in your mouth, face or neck
✔You have difficulty chewing or swallowing
✔You have a family history of gum disease or tooth decay
✔You have a medical condition such as diabetes, heart disease, eating disorders, or you are HIV positive
✔Your mouth is often dry
✔You smoke or use other tobacco products
✔You Drink Alcohol
✔You are undergoing medical treatment such as radiation, chemotherapy or hormone replacement therapy
✔Your jaw sometimes pops or is painful when opening and closing, chewing or when you first wake up; you have an uneven bite
✔You have a spot or sore that doesn’t look or feel right in your mouth and it isn’t going away.

#WOHD17 #LiveMouthSmart

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