Ways to keep your teeth healthy
A smile can last a lifetime — if you take care of it. For this reason, it is necessary for parents to instill good oral health habits in children as soon as possible.
American Surgeon General Richard H. According to Carmona’s “National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health” report, children lose more than 51 million school hours and adults over 164 million work hours each year due to dental disease or dental visits. In 2002 the total bill for dental services was estimated to be over $ 70.1 billion.
“Oral health disease is disturbing in communities across the country,” Dr. Marsha Butler, vice president of Colgate-Palmolive, explains global oral health and business relationships. “For children between the ages of 5 and 17 in the US, tooth decay is more common than asthma, which is more common than fever, and is a significant threat to our children’s overall health and well-being.”
Recently, during the celebration of the National Children’s Dental Health Month, Colgate and Drs. Carmona unveiled “American Surgeon General’s Seven Steps to Stunning Smile,” tips that were developed to help teeth and gums, with a grant from Colgate-Palmolive. strong and healthy:
1. Brush teeth and gums with fluoride-containing toothpaste at least twice a day, especially after breakfast and before bedtime.
2. Visit the dentist regularly.
3. Floss your teeth daily.
4. For strong, healthy teeth and gums, use fluoride rinse.
5. Limit the number of snacks you eat each day and remember to practice healthy eating and have plenty of calcium.
6. Wear a mouthguard while playing sports.
7. Ask your dental professional about dental sealant.
Through its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, Colgate has reached over 50 million children with free dental screening, treatment referrals and oral health education. By the year 2010 the company is more than half fulfilling the public commitment to reach 100 million children with these services. Bright Smiles, Bright Futures empowers children to take control of their oral health and helps to generate greater awareness of its importance. Maintaining good dental hygiene.