On the day of April 1st, I volunteered in the Proviso East HS Health Fair. I was paired up with a Nurse Practitioner, a graduate student, named Carrie Bach. Our topic was “Oral Health,” and we had a poster and other visuals on our booth to educate the high school
Autism is becoming more prevalent in the US. According to the CDC “Approximately 1 in 68 children in the United States has an Autism Spectrum Disorder”. Not all children with autism are getting the proper oral health care. They are secretly suffering from tooth decay.
Executive summary A Report of the Surgeon General stated that minority and low-income children in the United States experience poorer oral health and poorer access to dental health care services than do their majority and higher-income peers (Oral Health in America, 2000). Two major factors that determine access to dental care are the limited supply of both dentists and public ﬁnancing for underserved populations (Mertz, 2002). ). Dental disease like tooth decay not only affects children’s overall health; it has other ramifications, including children’s hours lost from school, deteriorating school performance and behavior, and in extreme cases, serious disability and even death.
Offer Help: When kids are young, they don’t have the motor skills to brush properly. To make When this happens, remember not to scold the child or scare him with threats about cavities and painful teeth fillings. This type of behavior could result in a fear of the pediatric dentist. Instead, use positive reinforcement when your kid does a good job of brushing his teeth.
How can I help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay? Aside from regular professional cleanings and exams, the most important thing you can do to prevent disease and decay is to take care of your teeth properly at home. Proper hygiene includes brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled brush, flossing once per day, and following any other home health care instructions your dentist provides. Learn more about how our general dentistry services and family dentistry options can help
The purpose of it was to find any correlations between caries prevalence, specifically baby bottle tooth decay (BBTD), and water fluoridation status. The results for the prevalence of BBTD among children attending Head Start sites in optimally and suboptimally fluoridated water supplies were of interest. The total sample data indicated a significantly lower BBTD prevalence in optimally fluoridated water supplies. The prevalence among children for whom fluoridation is usually either lacking or totally missing fluoride was more than double that of children whose water almost always contained optimal fluoride levels. Thus, the data suggests that BBTD has a significant association with fluoridation
Often, parents who have poor oral health have a history of poor oral health that is accompanied by negative experiences in dentistry as a child, such as painful restoration and extractions. This history often creates an attitude of fear and negativity towards dental professionals that is passed to their children through learned behaviors. Parents who lack a history of oral health tradition are less likely to seek preventative services for their children (Buerlein, Horowitz, & Child, 2011 and Hallberg, et al, 2008).
While good oral hygiene does play a role in preventing both types of periodontitis, there are other factors that may not be under your control that can make your child more susceptible to developing these more advanced forms of gum disease that can actually lead to bone loss in the mouth. One factor is genetics, and another is the presence of an inflammatory disease in their body.
Introduction Early intervention and care can prevent most of the oral health diseases. Nevertheless, dental caries remains the most common chronic disease among children and adolescents in the United States (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). About 14.4% of children aged 3-5 years had untreated dental caries in
Dental Hygiene is very important to me and has been since I was a child, this has influenced my desire of becoming a pediatric dentist. In a personal interview i conducted with Dr.Bills she informed me of this, “Dental Hygiene is emphasized by all dentists, we want our patients to have elegant white teeth and pleasant breath”(Bills). I would like to teach children the importance of keeping their teeth brushed so that they will have a beautiful smile and healthy teeth. Pediatric Dentistry is a superb fit for me because I care about dental health and I want children to know the importance as well. It is never too early for children to learn how important dental hygiene is.
Child Smiles Become Adult Smiles Caring for your child’s teeth is an extremely important part of what you do each and every day. Those little smiles are going to grow up, and as they do, they will need dental care! What some parents fail to realize is that the health of the baby teeth will often be a predictor of the health of the adult teeth.
Keep sugar consumption to a minimum: Dentists say it over and over again, but that’s because it’s true! One of the best things you, as a parent can do to prevent tooth decay (and unnecessary weight gain), is
It is important to have personal health because I don’t think anyone wants their teeth to rot! Tooth decay is bacteria that lives in your mouth. If you don’t do anything with your teeth a substance called Plaque will start to show up. Plaque is a thin sticky film that build on teeth and contributes to tooth decay. Tartar is the hardened plaque that threatens
Get Preventative Care As a parent, you may think that you don’t need to take your child to the dentist unless there is a problem. The belief if that their baby teeth will eventually fall out, so cleanings and inspections are not important. Not only is this incorrect and not health
Preventing Tooth Decay: Teaching Preschool Students Oral Hygiene Techniques Although considered preventable, 53.6% of Medicaid eligible kindergarteners studied in California had a history of dental caries and 27.8 % had decay present at the time of the screening (Dental Health Foundation, 2006). Teaching young children effective oral hygiene techniques is the most effective way to protect the child’s teeth and help them to develop a daily oral wellness routine ("Dental Health," 2015). By focusing on those most in need, Medicaid eligible preschool aged children, teaching and reinforcing effective oral hygiene strategies early in life will foster a lifelong habit of oral health wellness (Gardner, Lally, & Wardle, 2012).