Having good oral hygiene is very important; it is one of the most important thing you can do for your mouth, it is also important for your overall well-being. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and using products that have fluoride in them, like toothpaste, are all good ways to maintain a healthy mouth. In underdeveloped countries these things can be hard to come by.
An unhealthy mouth can contain: bad breath, yellowing or brown teeth, teeth missing, gingivitis, noma, cavities, HIV, or oral cancer.
The symptoms of gum disease are: bad breath, red or swollen gums, tender or bleeding gums, loose teeth, and painful chewing. Scientist have discovered that people with gum disease are more likely to develop heart disease or have diabetes. Other studies have shown that women with gum disease are more likely than those with healthy gums to deliver premature babies.
Gingivitis is usually caused by not brushing and flossing regularly. Plaque builds up on the teeth and when it is not removed it can harden and form tartar. When gingivitis is not treated, it can turn in to periodontitis, and then gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. Then the teeth start to break down. If not treated, the teeth are usually extracted.
Noma causes tissue deterioration. The gums and lining of the cheeks become inflamed and develop ulcers that develop bad smelling drainage, that cause bad breath and foul smelling skin. The infection spreads through the skin, and the tissues in the lips and cheeks deteriorate. Eventually destruction of the bones cause deformity and tooth loss. If left untreated, the disease can become fatal.
In Africa and Asia more than one thousand of children under the age of six are contracting ...
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...al health is silly, because their other problems outweigh the need of oral health, or that they don’t have water to rinse their mouth, some people actually choose not to rinse their mouth so that the fluoride sits in their mouth and continues to clean.
Several studies have shown that when fluoride is added to people’s drinking water, tooth decay decreases. Fluoride is very useful in preventing cavities and making teeth stronger.
I would like to take fluoride drops to add to water in the countries that I go to, I think it would be very effective in in bad oral hygiene, and preventing problems.
In order to achieve my goals, I will get a degree to be a dental hygienist and get a team of other hygienist and dentist, to create a nonprofit organization. I will also have to get funds from people that care about the cause. I hope to reach my goals by the time I am 25.