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March 20th is World Oral Health Day

March 20th is World Oral Health Day


Awareness is needed to reduce the rates of cavities, periodontal diseases and tooth loss in society. The date was established by the International Dental Federation (FDI).

The best way to take care of oral health is through the dissemination of quality information about oral health care.

#health and #oral #hygiene. Encourage good daily habits, in addition to regular visits to the Dentist, which can result in a healthy mouth and teeth and fuller overall health. Oral health is multifaceted and includes the ability to speak, smile, taste and eat food, in addition to transmitting emotions using facial expressions, without discomfort or pain. Oral health influences people’s quality of life.

Oral health not only affects the mouth region, but also issues throughout the body, well-being and even self-esteem.

“Implemented in 2003 to treat needy children and adolescents with heart problems, our Dental Office has a team of volunteer dentists, like the beloved Bartira Volschan, who provide free care to Pro Criança patients, preventing bacteria from reaching the heart” , explains Medical Director Dr Isabela Rangel

How did dental care come about at Pro Criança?

The social project of pediatric cardiologist Dr Rosa Celia was founded in 1996 to care for children with heart disease in socially vulnerable situations. The demand for the free and already excellent service grew every day and we needed more structure for outpatient care.

In 2003 we built the Dental Clinic, with the support of volunteer dentist Pierre Neto Gentil and with the support of Amil. A team of volunteer professionals began intense work with Pro Criança Cardiac patients.

Dental care is essential for children with heart disease to have a bacteria-free mouth. An infection in the mouth can lead to heart disease, leading to prolonged hospitalization. “We treat the child before surgery and teach them how to clean their mouth to avoid the continuation or emergence of dental problems that could lead to cardiological compromise,” stated Dr. Pierre.

In addition to oral hygiene, maintaining good habits is essential to avoid harming the health of your mouth and avoiding problems. And these actions can also help improve health in a broader way. A relevant point is the intake of healthy and nutritious foods. They help prevent the proliferation of bacteria resulting from sugar consumption and also do not contain industrial elements, such as dyes, which can cause complications in the long term. In this sense, reducing the consumption of sweets, excessively fatty dishes and ultra-processed foods in general is a good way to contribute to oral health and the health of the entire body.

To ensure good oral health, #dentistry advice leaves some essential tips for everyday life:

Change your toothbrush every three months;

Brush your teeth well and floss after each meal;

Perform adequate hygiene of teeth, gums and tongue;

Have a healthy diet, with rational use of sugar;

Avoid smoking and consumption of alcoholic beverages;

Go to the dentist regularly.

by Pro Cardíaca
Interactor at thedotgood.

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