The carcinogenicity increases many folds when consumed along with tobacco. 5. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth daily as bad oral hygiene is a known risk factor for oral cancer. 6. Regular Self Oral examination: Examine your oral cavity in good light once every month to look for non-healing ulcers, areas of bleeding, abnormal patches or any swellings, as these may be signs of cancer and early detection means better cure. 7. Regular Dental Checkup: The dentist may be the first person to detect oral cancer, also inform him webpage about any sharp tooth causing repeated trauma.
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5 tips to maintain good oral hygiene
Patrick Weimer, who volunteered to talk to the children and give a PowerPoint presentation “All About Teeth.” Held in conjunction with the celebration of March as Dental Health Month, Weimer helped the students brush up on the basics of good oral hygiene, including how to brush and floss, and shared important tips on how good nutrition can prevent tooth decay. Each youth received a Healthy Smiles care kit to take home, which included a toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. Tooth decay is five times more common than asthma and occurs four times more often than early-childhood obesity. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention also reports that nearly one in five children in the United States has untreated cavities (19 percent, ages 2-5; and 22.9 percent, ages 6-19). Further the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools says dental problems have a big effect on the American school day. More than 51 million school hours are lost each year because of illnesses tied to dental problems.
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Covington Boys & Girls Club youths brush up on dental hygiene knowledge
2. Eat nuts, dairy products alongside certain fruits like bananas and food like potatoes/cucumber/carrots/broccoli that help raise the pH level in the mouth and decrease the level of acidity. 3. Flossing fosters healthier teeth and gums. Flossing technique – Wrap about a foot of floss around your index fingers, keeping about two inches between your fingers to work with.
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