Dental Health Turning into Community Problem
Some dental experts consider poor oral health to be a chronic condition that needs proper care and attention all the time. The causes of poor dental health are numerous and at the same time debatable but they all have solutions. A lot of dentists and oral health experts gathered at Oral Health Conference 2014 to discuss the financial and social aspects of poor oral health.
This conference was organized by Envision 2020 that is represented by a group of professionals that are looking for solutions concerning different community issues. It is not a problem of one family but it is a problem of the whole community. Kids with dental problems do not go to school on a regular basis and poor oral health in adults can progress into different serious health problems such as diabetes. People with health problems will not be so efficient at work and their productivity will be as low as never.
It is not just the dental problems but it is the body and possible health issues. At the same time professionals pointed out that prevention is considered to be the most effective treatment of dental problems but prevention is not just the problem of dental professionals and oral hygienists. The prevention of dental problems should start with physicians, pediatricians and other daycare workers.
One of the solutions to the growing number of dental problems in kids is to use the services of dental hygienists so that they could identify dental problems on early stages and would educate each kid on dental care. Most of the professionals agreed that education in relation not just to kids but to parents as well should become the basis of bad oral health prevention. Every parent should consider taking kids for regular checkups to be an obligation and parents should also understand how dental health is important for their kids. Each parent should consider this education as an investment.
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