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What Is Dental Hygiene?

Dental health is essential in the growth and development of children.


Poor dental health can cause gum infections, which are a leading cause of tooth loss. These infections are caused by bacteria, which can also invade the bloodstream through the gums. Once in the blood, bacteria can travel all over the body and can cause serious infections.

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Untreated dental caries is the single most common condition globally, affecting an estimated 2.5 billion people


About 24.2% of children were reported to have fair, poor, and very poor
oral health


Severe gum disease – a major cause of total tooth loss – is estimated to affect 1 billion people worldwide


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About Dental Hygiene:

Poor dental health can cause bad breath (halitosis) and teeth crooked, discolored, decayed (rotten teeth), cause pain when eating or drinking, and teeth that either fallout or get pulled by the dentist.

Others often tease children with these problems and, as a result, can have long-term emotional difficulties.


"About 24.2% of children were reported to have fair, poor, and very poor oral health. A lower frequency of family impact corresponded with better oral health (OH) status of children (p < 0.001). The likelihood of parent’s taking time off from work and having financial difficulties was nearly two-times greater if their children had poor oral health. Similarly, interruption in sleep and other normal activities of parents is four times and five times greater, respectively, if the child has poor oral health status."

Read More: "Impact of the Poor Oral Health Status of Children on Their Families: An Analytical Cross-Sectional Study"

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