DENTAL DISEASE AWARENESS WEEK
Presented by: Ben Subbert
Our DDAW is coming up this week!
DDAW is to promote healthy teeth and gums by creating awareness of oral diseases and encouraging to keep up with your daily oral hygiene. Each day we will provide information about a different disease. Every day we will have a drawing for a free dental check up here in town.
Monday, Dec. 17th 2012 at 8:30pm
810 West Walnut Street
WHS Dental Awareness week starts on Monday, December 17 and ends on Friday, December 21.
Gingivitis is the most common and mildest form of Periodontal Disease. It happens when you don'r brush and it makes plaque which causes gingivitis. It is treated by consistantly cleaning your teeth and professional cleaning.
Halitosis or bad breath can be very embarrassing. Certain foods and bad habits can cause it. Most of the time to get rid of it is improve your dental hygiene. If that doesn't work then you might want to see a dentist.
Wednesday, Aggressive Periodontal
Aggressive periodontal is when you lose gum attachment. The disease is the same as chronic periodontal but it happens much faster. Smokers and people with a family history have an increased risk of getting this disease.
Thursday, Chronic Peridontal
This disease happens frequently to people who are over 45. It looks like the teeth are getting longer but actually the gums are receding. There isn't much for a person to do if they have chronic periodontal disease unless they see their dentist for treatment. They may have to have surgery that would use skin graphs to help the person
Friday, Tooth Decay
Tooth decay happens when bacteria in your mouth creates acids that eat away at your teeth. It can cause pain, infections, tooth loss. You can stop tooth decay by brushing and flossing daily. If you have serious tooth decay the dentist might give you fluoride fill the tooth, or they may have to remove it.