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How to prevent caries?

How to prevent caries?

Caries is one of the most common diseases in Brazil, but many people do not even know they suffer from it. It is a deterioration of the tooth that is directly related to the individual's lifestyle, that is, to what he eats, how he takes care of his teeth and if he has access to fluoridated water.

To the Professor Full Professor of the Discipline of Collective Health Faculty of Dentistry of USP (FOUSP), Maria Ercília de Araújo, correct oral hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent the disease. "Today, high sugar consumption is worrying because it is present in cookies, soft drinks, candies, candies, chewing gum, ice cream etc. Therefore it is essential to brush your teeth correctly after meals by massaging the gums with toothpaste containing fluoride in their composition and use dental floss, which removes food residue and bacterial plaque where the toothbrush does not reach, "Ercília explains.

In addition, visiting the dentist periodically is a way to avoid various oral problems. This is because many adults think that only children are susceptible to caries and do not give due attention to the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene throughout life. "As we get older, caries around the restorations and the root of the teeth become more common, and it can aggravate other diseases, such as diabetes and heart problems," she explains.

Concerned about the evolution of the disease, ACFF, the Alliance for a Caries-Free Future, brings together public and oral health experts from around the world to ensure that caries is seen as a public health problem, as well as setting goals and promoting integrated actions with other specialties for effective combat . The main objective of the project is that every child born from 2026 be free of caries for a lifetime.

Source: ACFF


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