Caries affects 33% of children under five years of age in Spain, 40% of children under 15, 95% of adults over 30 and 100% of the elderly, according to the General Council of Dentists.
This is not necessarily because people neglect their mouths, but there are a number of habits such as poor diet, smoking, consumption of sugary drinks, coffee and alcohol and certain conditions of a social nature which cause them to appear. It would be a question of controlling our habits. You might think that the fact that it is something normal makes it a problem without too much importance, but do we really know what risks caries pose to our health?
Periodontal diseases such as sensitive, red and swollen gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, receding gums, loose teeth or persistent bad breath are some of the most common consequences of tooth decay. But you haven’t heard the worst part yet. The same report warns that failure to remedy this problem can lead to diseases such as oral cancer, especially from tobacco and alcohol consumption, and bacterial or viral infections.
How can we prevent this? In addition to simple healthy habits such as brushing three times a day, flossing and rinsing liquids after brushing at least once a day and going regularly to the dentist, it will also help us to enjoy better oral health and therefore avoid other diseases. On the other hand, we should try to do without added sugars and have a balanced diet to prevent tooth decay. Eating fruit and vegetables will protect you against oral cancer, as well as quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption, which also leads to avoiding periodontopathies and tooth loss.
Another piece of advice that we recommend as dentists is to have your teeth professionally cleaned at least every six months because, as we have already explained in this blog, dental cleaning is the best way to prevent illnesses and infections.
Don’t forget, the care of your teeth and mouth is fundamental to enjoy good health in the rest of your body. Following these simple tips will help you not to have to worry about it and, to be more sure of the health of your oral cavity, do not hesitate to contact us.
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