We are talking about a silent disease that affects 33 million Spaniards. These figures make it the number one oral health problem. We give you three tips to prevent the appearance of cavities.
The latest report prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals surprising facts about this disease in our population. According to this study, the 30% of adolescents, the 90% of young adults and the 100% of the elderly suffer its consequences. We want to make a series of recommendations to prevent its appearance.
Avoid sugary products
Sugar is the main enemy of our teeth. At this point, no one should be surprised by this statement. There is sufficiently clear evidence to demonstrate the negative effects on our parts excessive consumption of this substance. Therefore, it is essential to limit your intake and not abuse soft drinks, sweets or pastries.
The importance of brushing
We must maintain proper dental hygiene to remove all food remains and prevent the proliferation of bacteria. This should be done with proper technique and after meals. Only in this way will we achieve optimal oral cleaning, because the toothbrush is the best weapon we have.
Go to the dentist
Professional supervision is essential in any treatment. We must follow all their indications if we want to achieve correct oral health. In addition, it is essential go to regular check-ups with specialists to prevent diseases and avoid more serious problems. In the same way, it is advisable to perform a professional dental cleaning at least once a year to eliminate plaque accumulation and protect our smile.