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Most Common Diseases & Conditions:
Tooth decay (dental caries)
Tooth wear (erosion, attrition, abrasion)
Major Risk Factors Which Contribute to Problems:
- Diet – sugar containing food and drinks
- Poor oral hygiene
- Little or no fluoride around teeth
- Polypharmacy (taking a number of medications)
- Tooth loss
Everyone in this Age Group Should Aim for:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Practice good oral hygiene (Floss/clean between and brush daily)
- Use fluoride toothpaste
- Spit out after brushing but don’t rinse
- Avoid/stop tobacco and nicotine products
- Avoid/minimise alcohol
- Regular dental care
- Inside the mouth – Teeth & Jaws – Function and appearance. Tooth decay, Gum disease, Tooth wear, Recession & Root decay. Sensitivity, Ulcers, Tongue & Soft tissue problems. Mouth Cancer. Dry mouth, Fresh breath.
- Lifestyle, Health and Wellbeing – Mid life aging and oral health. General, Oral Health and Inflammation. Medication. Tobacco, Alcohol & Drugs. Caring for others. Sleep, Exercise, Mental health & Stress.
- Oral hygiene – Toothbrushing, Interdental cleaning & other oral care routines including the use of mouth wash. Tongue cleaning. Dental Appliance Care. Restorations – crown, bridge and implant maintenance.
- Diet and Nutrition – Healthy Eating for a healthy life. Nutrition and Supplements. Sugar – snacks, drinks, weight and oral health.
- Professional dental care – General Dental Care – Monitoring & Maintenance. Repair and replacement of Teeth e.g. Dental Implants. Prevention & Professional Mechanical Plaque Removal – Dental Hygiene Therapy. Cosmetic Dentistry – Bleaching,Braces, etc
Worried about going to the dentist? We recommend visiting LLTTF which has advise and tips to make visiting the dentist a better experience.
Smile makeover – implants, adult orthodontics
Chonic disease – Highest increases in the prevalence of NCDs seen in a relatively young age group (30–49 years). These findings suggest the early onset of NCDs in the population that needs to be addressed.
Family leaving home
Role as carer – parents/grandchildren/ other