Oral Screening for youngsters as preventive care

Why Oral Screening is important to youngsters as preventive care

Now-a-days all youngsters like junk food, cooldrinks and ice-creams and they are habituated. With that their digestive system will be spoiled and they may get obesity. Apart from that most affected heart. Because of junk food and poor oral health will lead into heart attacks at early
age

https://www.dentistrytoday.com/how-fast-food-impacts-your-patients-oral-health/
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131202105301.htm
https://www.bleudentist.com/side-effects-of-junk-foods-how-junk-food-impacts-your-dental-health/

Ice creams and cool drinks will be effect on cavities and early age who are eating regularly are prone for cavity diseases. Un treated cavities are more dangerous which may lead into cancer.

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html#:~:text=Studies%
20have%20suggested%20the%20overall,survival%20may%20also%20be%20affected.
https://www.healthline.com/health/root-canal-and-cancer
https://www.foreo.com/mysa/dont-let-poor-oral-hygiene-stop-you-from-eating-ice-cream/

What causes cavities?

  • Bacteria in the mouth feed on sugary, starchy foods and drinks
    (fruit, candy, bread, cereal, sodas, juice, and milk). …
  • Bacteria, acid, food and saliva mix to form plaque. …
  • Without proper brushing and flossing, acids in plaque dissolve tooth enamel,
    creating cavities, or holes

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10946-cavities

An untreated cavity can lead to an infection in the tooth called a tooth abscess. Untreated tooth
decay also destroys the inside of the tooth (pulp). This requires more extensive treatment, or pos-
sibly removal of the tooth. Carbohydrates (sugars and starches) increase the risk of tooth decay.

https://www.southfieldsmile.com/blog/What-Happens-if-You-Dont-Treat-a-Cavity_AE76.htm

Why early detection of oral cancer is important?

It is generally acknowledged that both prevention and screening of oral cancer are important, and the early diagnosis of oral cancer may result in less aggressive treatment, which in turn not only improves the quality-of-life but also the overall 5-year survival rate.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK343649/
https://www.dentistrytoday.com/early-diagnosis-of-oral-cancer-can-save-lives/
https://www.who.int/activities/promoting-cancer-early-diagnosis

Oral Health and Overall Health – Health effects pf poor dental hygiene that extend beyond mouth

What causes poor oral health? Factors contributing to oral diseases are an unhealthy diet high in sugar, use of tobacco and harmful use of alcohol. Most oral health conditions are largely preventable and can be treated in their early stages

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/dental/art-20047475
https://www.bayleedental.com/our-practice/blog/2018/1/2/8-health-effects-of-poor-dental-hygiene-that-extend-beyond-your-mouth/

So, It is very important that screening every year as preventive measure, which gives most crucial diseases like Gingivitis & Oral cancers can
screen and prevent from life threatening diseases.

Why early detection of oral cancer is important?

If gum diseases are not treated in early stage that will lead into rheumatoid arthritis in 10-15 years

https://www.hopkinsrheumatology.org/2017/01/gum-dis-
ease-linked-to-rheumatoid-arthritis/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4495574/

Link between Gum disease & Diabetes

Severe gum disease can negatively affect your blood sugar control and increase your chances of suffering from other common long-term complications of diabetes. The inflammation, which occurs in the gums, escapes into the blood-stream, and upsets the body’s defence system which in turn affects blood sugar control.

https: // www.diabetes.co.uk/diabete s-complications/gum-disease.html
https://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(14)62729-X/pdf

Link between Gum diseases and Lungs:

Cavities and gingivitis (gum infections) are caused by germs (bacteria). Teeth and gums are reservoirs for germs that can travel down to the lungs and harm them. Bacteria live in dental plaque, a film that forms on teeth. The bacteria will continue to grow and multiply. Healthy lungs have protective defenses to deal with those β€œinvasions.” Disease-damaged lungs are not as able to defend themselves, increasing the risk.

https://www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/re-
sources/dental-health.pdf
https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/42/6/1524

Link between Gum diseases and kidneys:

Studies have shown that over time this colony of gum bacteria can spread to other organs of the body such as the heart and kidneys and can cause life threatening infections of those vital organs

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/
210105095615.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3809193/

Link between Gum diseases and Brain:

A new study suggests that brain and oral health may be closely linked. The study, published in Science Advances, links Alzheimer’s and gingivitis, and also suggests that the bacteria may even spur the production of beta-amyloid proteins, a toxic protein that is a hallmark characteristic of the disease

https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/large-study-links-gum-dis-ease-dementia
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326339

Link between Gum diseases and Heart :

Given this evidence, the American Dental Association and
American Heart Association have acknowledged the relationship between gum disease and heart disease. Gum disease may increase the risk of heart disease because inflammation in the gums and bacteria may eventually lead to narrowing of important arteries

https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/gum-disease-and-heart-disease-the-common-thread
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3100856/

Conclusion:

Why D-Oral screening is recommended for screening: D-oral is digital flatform based device and highly portable, it will screen 6 diseases like Gum diseases – Gingivitis & Periodontitis, Cavities/Tooth Decay, Oral Cancer/Mouth Cancer, Fluorosis Overview – Percentage, Malocclu
sion & Tongue diseases like hairy tongue, in 6-8 minutes & reports will be sent online and further treatment can be planned.