Preventing Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is one of the oral diseases usually affects those areas which are difficult to clean such as back teeth (molars). Dental sealants are safe coverings which help to protect tooth surface from decay. Sealant can be easily applied to the teeth with no pain or discomfort and requires very less time.
Fluoride is a natural mineral which helps to make teeth resistant to plaque or bacterial attack. As a result, tooth decay is prevented. Apart from using fluoride-rich food and water, the dentist usually recommends mouth rinse with fluoridated toothpaste.
Preventing Oral Cancer
Oral (or mouth) cancer affects any mouth region such as lips, tongue, or the surface of the mouth. Often, people do not recognize mouth cancer until it becomes life-threatening. If you notice symptoms such as permanent sore in the mouth, long-lasting swelling in the mouth, teeth loosening, difficulty in swallowing or speaking, pain,etc. An immediate consultation with a doctor is essential. Although, it is not possible to completely prevent oral cancer, but preventive measures can minimize the risk. These measures include:
Stop drinking, or tobacco chewing
Brush and floss teeth regularly
Take healthy and balanced diet
Avoid over-sun exposure
Arrange regular appointments with dentist
Coduct self exam atleast once a month
Preventing Oral And Facial Injuries
Nowadays, facial injury is seen to be frequent in individuals and children, who are engaged in various sport activities. Although, sport authorities have made certain norms regarding injuries, but still it is advised to be a little careful with the equipments used in the sport. The body parts such as face, arms, etc. should be protected from getting hurt.
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