The two biggest threats to our mouth are cavities and periodontal disease. The tooth decay appears when the bacteria present in plaque (which builds up during meals) convert the sugars in food and drinks into acids that attack the teeth. In the long run and lack of good oral hygiene, the structure of the tooth becomes fragile … leading to pain.
The gum diseaseon the other hand, reach the supporting tissues of the teeth: the gums, bone and ligament. Characterized by pain, swelling and / or bleeding of the gums, they are reversible when treated early enough – at the gingivitis stage. In the most severe forms (periodontal disease) this can continue until the teeth fall out.
To enable better screening and management of caries and periodontal disease, the French Oral Health Union (UFSBD) has just put 2 tests online: this can measure the caries risk and the periodontal risk of everyone.
To find out if we are “at risk” for cavities, gingivitis or periodontal disease, we need to inform how often we brush our teeth, how often we make an appointment with the dentist, how often we use floss … In total there are ten ask. The opportunity to think back to the good gestures for impeccable oral hygiene!
Go to take the test UFSBD official site.
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