SUSCEPTIBLE AGE GROUP FOR ORAL SCREENING
6 – 14 years Children
Misalignment of teeth, cavity due to decay and fluorosis are dental problems which are very common with children. There are studies that show that the age group of 6 to 14 years requires a screening every 3months to look after their teeth which could be small, missing or have a wide dental arch.
Children need to be checked for misalignment of teeth early. The following are common problem related to misalignment of teeth which are present in children:
- Open Bite Problem: Some children have a condition where the upper and lower front teeth do not touch each other when they bite. Hence all the pressure during chewing and biting is borne by the teeth at the back. This causes inefficient chewing and also tooth wear.
- Overbite Problem: This is a problem where the child has his/her front teeth protruding out. This is generally seen in children with habit of lip sucking, digit sucking or tongue thrusting habits. In such cases the lower jaw is seen to be smaller or shorted than the upper jaw.
- Deep Bite Issue: This is a problem wherein the front lower teeth touch or come very close to the gums or the palate behind the upper front teeth. Hence, the upper teeth almost cover up the lower front teeth and the lower front teeth touch or are very close to the gums or palate behind the upper front teeth.
- Cross Bite Problem: This is also a common problem wherein the lower law seems to be bigger than the upper law and the upper front or back teeth are inside of behind the lower teeth while biting or chewing.
All the above are orthodontic or misalignment issues which can be easily corrected using orthodontic or braces treatment with children. Braces treatment work best in the teens and should be attended to as soon as possible.
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Age 14-41 years
Dental Problems like Decay, Cavity, Gum ailments or gum disease, mouth ulcer & hairy tongue are problems which should be checked for 14-41 years age group.
Late teens and young adults have a tendency to have a lifestyle that includes consumption of junk food, unhealthy erratic lifestyle, incorrect sleeping habits, compromised oral hygiene etc. All these result in issues like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and all of them are linked with oral health.
A regular dental checkup will keep you on track for your oral hygiene and over health maintenance. It will also refrain you from making bad healthcare and lifestyle choices.
Age 50 years and above
50s bring in problems like dry mouth, decay, gum disease & tooth loss.
With age, saliva production decreases. Research indicates that 30% of people above 65 years of age and 40% of people above 80 years of age suffer from dry mouth. This is some times due to adverse effects of medications that people tend to take at this age. It may also be due to lifestyle diseases or conditions like diabetes and blood pressure issues.
Old Age related issues like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s also effect saliva production as the prescription medications of these problems impact the body. Dry mouth or xerostomia cause microsites, caries, dry or crusty lips, and cracked tongue or fissures on the tongue.
Older adults also commonly suffer from gum recession and attrition or erosion of enamel due to wear and tear. Both these issues cause tooth decay and cavities eventually leading to tooth loss. If not attended on time, these issues can lead to tooth loss and gum disease.
Hence, whatever be your age, visiting a dentist regular seems to be a mandatory requirement for good overall health. Oral care is often neglected since its problems are not directly visible. But negligence in taking care of your dental hygiene and oral health can cause problems that will impact your overall health for life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Most Common Dental Problems in all ages?
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Bad Breath
- Sensitive Teeth
- Cracked or Broken Teeth
- Receding Gums
- Root Infection
- Enamel Erosion
- Dry Mouth
- Teeth Grinding
How to prevent dental problems?
- Brushing and flossing daily,
- Avoid smoking and drinking an alcoholic drink
- Avoid eating Junk food
- Visit your dentist twice a year for having regular dental checkups
- Eat healthy and high in nutrients food
Follow these rules to prevent all your dental problems