Oral health, despite the lack of concern of many people, is a fundamental factor in family health. An aspect that should not be neglected and that, due to its particular complexity, requires personalized and special solutions for each member of the family in their visits to the dentist.
In fact, it is necessary to take into account the oral health that is marked by age. In summary, each age group has its own specific dental problems. In this sense, a series of recommendations, divided by age, are given below, regarding advisable oral health habits.
Dental recommendations for children?
First of all, we should mention the use of special toothbrushes, which do not damage the gums and teeth, as well as the reduction of the consumption of sweets with a correct brushing afterwards. They can be substituted with nuts.
One of the most common bad habits, such as nail biting, must be corrected. They are behind some of the problems that end up requiring orthodontic solutions.
If you have problems with baby teeth that do not fall out or are lost too early, you should see a dentist. Semiannual reviews are very important.
Finally, as a dental recommendation, we advise the placement of resin sealants on the molars to prevent cavities.
Dental recommendations for adolescents?
Many of the dental recommendations discussed above can be applied to adolescents, such as the consumption of sweets and the limitation of soft drinks containing sweeteners.
Adolescents often participate in sports, so it is recommended to wear mouthguards to avoid any risk to the teeth. On the other hand, we must be careful with piercings, as they can cause infections.
As usual, biannual check-ups are also important, as well as proper brushing. Don’t forget that teenagers also bite their nails!
Dental recommendations for adults?
For adults, the dental visit is usually extended to once a year, as long as good hygiene is maintained with three daily brushings with gentle movements, use of fluoride toothpaste and dental floss.
It is also relevant to replace the toothbrush every three months or when we have had the flu.
On the other hand, it is necessary to follow a healthy and balanced diet and limit the excessive use of whiteners, since they end up damaging the enamel.
Dental recommendations for the elderly?
For our older children we recommend the use of an electric toothbrush with soft bristles. At least two daily brushings and a daily interdental cleaning with floss.
If you have a partial or complete denture, it should be cleaned daily and extracted every four hours daily and at night.
In reference to healthy habits, it is recommended to drink water and not to smoke, as this can lead to tooth loss, gum disease or tooth decay. And as a star dental recommendation, regular check-ups at the dentist!
Ultimately, there are solutions shared by all age groups, such as the need for proper tooth brushing. However, there are other alternatives that have more to do with the usual uses and customs of certain stages of life.
Lastly, and very importantly, you should visit your dentist.
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