It is well known that, people go to the doctor only when there is pain, they have some discomfort or they felt something strange. We do not have the culture to go to a routine review, for that reason it is indispensable to develop this culture of prevention.
The oral hygiene should be included in the culture of prevention, because the mouth is central to our health and a body part that can detect many diseases.
The dentist not only checks the teeth, also gums, lips, inner part of the cheeks, braces, etc., so it may be the right one to detect some diseases such as anemia, leukemia and cancer in the mouth, among others.
All this can be achieved when a good medical-dental history is made, which will be a reference in the culture of prevention and care.
A patient must be aware that such prevention begins with care from pregnancy. Therefore, it is important to indicate to a mother the hygiene measures, and guide her for an intake of foods rich in nutrients that allow good mental, physical and dental health.
The first measures of dental hygiene in a newborn can start with oral cleaning. With gauze rolled on the mother’s index finger and wet with boiled water, the inside of the mouth is cleaned after each feed.
The mother should be recommended to breastfeed, as part of a culture of prevention, both for the defenses that will transmit to the baby, and for the stimulus that this causes in the development of their jaws when doing so.
When the first tooth appears in the baby, the professional will tell the mother to use a soft brush, so that the child will associate food with cleaning, in order to develop the habit of oral hygiene.
Always the way of brushing should be supervised by the parents since this way the child acquires the skill for a better handling of the brush.
The child can be given fluoride application around a year or year and a half of life; thus, the prevention culture will be repeated every year, in the same way that the eruption and development of the dental pieces will be monitored.
That is why parents should take their children to the dentist, which is essential in the culture of prevention, to take their children and that if necessary they are made a complete and appropriate treatment according to their age and development.
This is how with minimally invasive dentistry, more pleasant care can be offered.