Recommendations for oral health care in young people by Dr. Latorre

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  • As part of International Youth Day, celebrated on August 12 Dr. Latorre medical coordinator in endodontics and periodontics at DONTE GROUP, offers some recommendations to take care of the oral health of young people.

Madrid, 12th Aug 2023.-

The most common oral problems in young people are caries, gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis, and dental malpositions. These oral diseases in adolescence are affected by harmful habits such as inadequate oral hygiene, poor diet, tobacco or alcohol consumption, stress, the use of oral piercings and chewing on objects.

  1. Creation of oral habits. The most appropriate strategy to take care of the oral health of young people is to promote the creation of oral hygiene habits. “The family environment and the school environment play an important role in the formation of healthy oral habits in young people. Some of these are: brushing teeth three times a day after every meal, annual visits to the dentist and the relationship between oral health and a healthy diet and lifestyle ” explains Dr. Latorre .
  2. Healthy diet and food Diet during adolescence is a crucial factor to promove general health in adulthood. A healthy diet, with an adequate distribution of food throughout the day, and the consumption of fruits and vegetables contribute to maintaining good oral health.
  3. Avoid tobacco or alcohol consumption. According to some studies, 90% of smokers started the habit before the age of 19. Eliminating tobacco and alcohol consumption in adolescence is essential, as they can cause oral diseases such as cavities or gum inflammation, because tobacco reduces the self-cleaning effect of saliva and alcohol contains large amounts of sugars.
  4. Stress and anxiety Young people often face stressful and anxious situations related to various aspects of their daily lives. These emotions can lead to poor oral hygiene, an increase in the consumption of sugars or the appearance of neuromuscular disorders such as bruxism. Young people should learn to manage stress and adopt healthy habits to maintain a healthy smile.
  5. Avoid harmful mechanical practices. Eliminating the use of oral piercings and avoiding chewing on objects can prevent problems in the position of the teeth and avoid possible malocclusions.

In recent years, there has been a slight decline in oral diseases in young people due to oral health education and awareness. However, the rates of these conditions remain very high. “Prevention in childhood and adolescence is important to promove a healthy smile in adulthood. Through the promotion of healthy habits and the support of family and educators, young people can achieve optimal oral health and prevent diseases that can affect their adulthood “, adds Dr. Latorre .

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