Common oral health problems

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COMMON ORAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM!

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Common oral health problems

  1. 1. ORAL HEALTH AND YOU ORAL HEALTHPROGRAMME
  2. 2. Why do we need our teeth?Eating:To chew our food.Can you imagine tryingto eat an apple, carrotor peanuts withoutteeth?
  3. 3. Why do we need our teeth?Talking If we didn’t have teeth, we wouldn’t have any place to put our lips and tongue when we try to speak
  4. 4. Why do we need ourteeth? Smiling Smiling makes us look good and feel good!
  5. 5. How many sets of teeth do we have in our lifetime?Milk Teeth :20 in numberPermanent Teeth:
  6. 6. Why are your milkteeth important? They act as SPACE SAVERS for permanent teeth.
  7. 7. What is the structure oftooth ? CROWN ROOT
  8. 8. What is the structure oftooth ?
  9. 9.  Which are common oral health problems ? Which are their common signs ? What can we do to prevent these oral diseases ?
  10. 10. What is Tooth Decay or Dental Caries ?Brown or black mark on the toothFormation of a hole or cavity in the tooth
  11. 11. How does tooth decay occurs ? BACTERIAFOOD PARTICLES TOOTH SURFACE
  12. 12. How do bacteria stick to the tooth surface ? Bacteria live inSlimy transparent layer on the tooth Plaque
  13. 13. How does plaque causes tooth decay ?Bacteria in the plaque turns food particles on the tooth into ACIDACID destroys the tooth’s enamel & creates a hole or cavity
  14. 14. How does dental caries progresses ?Initial attack of acidBrownish or black discoloration of teethCavity or a hole in the toothUsual complain is of food lodgment
  15. 15. How does dental caries progresses ?Deepening of hole up to dentinUsual complain is of sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet & sour
  16. 16. How does dental caries progresses ?Involvement of pulp Abscess formationUsual complain is of pain & swelling
  17. 17. What does your dentist do when you have dental caries ?AMALGAM FILLING TOOTH COLOUR FILLING
  18. 18. What does your dentist do when you have dental caries ?Gross cariesPain & swellingRoot Canal Treatment
  19. 19. What are Gum Diseases ? PLAQUE accumulationBacteria present in plaque form toxic substances Plaque hardens to form TARTAR
  20. 20. What are the common signs of Gum Diseases ?Earliest sign is bleeding from gums during brushingGums may swell, become soft & bleed even on slight touchSometimes gums may recede from its position
  21. 21. What is Pyorrhea ?Pocket formation around toothPatient may complain of bleeding, itching sensation, dull constant ache, increased hot & cold sensitivity & even tooth mobility
  22. 22. What does your dentist do when you have tartar ?Dentist cleans the hard deposits on your tooth with the help of special instruments
  23. 23. What is Malocclusion ?Excessive crowding or spacing between the teeth; the teeth may be placed abnormally forwards or backwards or abnormally rotated
  24. 24. What are the causes of Malocclusion ? Premature loss of milk teeth due to caries or other reasons Bad oral habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting & lip biting
  25. 25. What does your dentist do when you have irregular teeth ?Can be treated by using wires which are called braces by a specialist called orthodontist
  26. 26. WISDOM TOOTH What happens if awisdom tooth eruptsaccording to its own WISDOM?
  27. 27. What are the common causes or risk factors for oral cancer ? SMOKING SHARP TOOTH, TOBACCODENTURES, CHEWING ORAL CANCER POOR ORAL ALCOHOL HYGIENE
  28. 28. What are the common signs & symptoms of oral cancer ? Persistent non- healing ulcer White or red raised patch in the mouth
  29. 29. What are the common signs & symptoms of oral cancer ? Soreness or a feeling that some foreign object is caught in the throat Numbness of the tongue or other areas of the mouth
  30. 30. What are the common signs & symptoms of oral cancer ? Restriction in the mouth opening A lump or growth in the mouth
  31. 31. Types of oral cancer Lip Cancer Cheek Cancer
  32. 32. Types of oral cancer Cancer of the tongue Cancer of the palate
  33. 33. All Tobacco Products areHarmful
  34. 34. Dr Suwas Darvekar
  35. 35. How can we prevent these common oral health problems ? Brushing & flossing your teeth regularly Developing healthy food habits & avoiding snacks in between meals Restriction or stoppage of various tobacco related habits and alcohol Regular dental visits
  36. 36. Why do we brush our teeth ? Brushing teeth is one of the most effective ways of removing plaque from the surfaces of your teeth
  37. 37. When should you brushyour teeth?  After breakfast  At bedtime
  38. 38. What is the correct method of brushing your teeth ? A rotatory movement is better than a long push & pull movement
  39. 39. What is the correct method of brushing your teeth ? An effective brushing cleans every exposed tooth surface in a gentle massaging motion
  40. 40. What is the correct methodof brushing your teeth ?
  41. 41. What is the correct time to change your brush ? Change your tooth brush after every 3 month period
  42. 42. What is dental floss ? Dental floss is a thread of nylon which is used to clean areas in between the teeth which can not be reached easily by brushing alone
  43. 43. Floss is the boss Flossing combined with the brushing is the only way to clean the teeth and prevent cavities as well as gum diseases
  44. 44. Both tooth decay and gum disease can be prevented by you…By investing onlysix minutes a day That’s two minutestwice each dayspent on brushingand two minutesonce a day forflossing.
  45. 45. What is the importance oftongue cleaning ?
  46. 46. Importance Of UsingMouthwashes
  47. 47. HOW FLUORIDES AREUSED ?
  48. 48. Which are unhealthy food ?
  49. 49. Which are healthy food ?
  50. 50. Why replacement of missingteeth is necessary ?
  51. 51. How missing teeth can be replaced ?Removable partial Fixed partial denture denture
  52. 52. How missing teeth can bereplaced ? Complete Dentures
  53. 53. What would you do if a tooth is knocked out ? Rinse off any debris gently with saline or milk Hold tooth by crown only DO NOT touch, rub, clean, or scrub the root Transport the tooth in milk or saline Report to the dentist as soon as possible
  54. 54. Do you know that……Your oral health can affect your overall health. YES But how ????
  55. 55. Your oral health contributes to your overall healthAnd by practicing good oral hygiene habits you can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and possibly some serious health issues.
  56. 56. What is the importance ofregular dental visits ?
  57. 57. HAVING HEALTHYFOOD IS NICE, BUT DON’T FORGET TOBRUSH TWICE

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