Oral Hygiene

(redirected from Oral health)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to Oral health: Oral health care

Oral Hygiene

 

measures taken to maintain the health of the oral cavity and prevent stomatologic diseases. Oral hygiene is basic to stomatologic prophylaxis and must be carried out during the entire lifetime, beginning from early childhood.

Oral hygiene includes the examination of the oral cavity, the treatment of the milk and permanent teeth, the removal of the foci of infection and intoxication, the treatment of diseased mucosa, the correction of deformed teeth and jaws, and the use of prostheses. Preventive oral hygiene was developed by A. K. Limberg.

In the USSR and other socialist countries the state must provide oral hygiene for all children of school and preschool age; this is because the carious process is more acute in milk teeth than in permanent teeth and leads to the earlier formation of complicated forms of caries, which is a source of organic infection and allergization. Oral hygiene is especially important for women during pregnancy and lactation and for workers employed in industries where occupational disorders of the teeth and the mucosa of the oral cavity are a factor.

REFERENCES

Novik, I. O. Voprosy profilaktiki kariesa zubov i sanatsiia polosti rta u detei. Kiev, 1958.
Rybakov, A. I. Osnovy stomatologicheskoi profilaktiki. Moscow, 1968.

I. G. GINZBURG

References in periodicals archive ?
This year's Fall for Smiles campaign has been a great success, spreading the message of the importance of oral health for all Americans.
Oral Health Section members also recognized the anniversary at the National Oral Health Conference held in April and are planning a panel discussion on community water fluoridation for APHA's 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition in Chicago.
The vast majority of these costs relate to private spending which makes oral health susceptible to adverse developments in economic downturns," the ministry added.
The report, Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: Oral Health Program July 2012 to December 2013, shows that between July 2012 and December 2013 around 3,700 Indigenous children received full-mouth fluoride varnish applications, 2,100 received fissure sealants, and 4,700 received clinical services.
A study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed a fifth of athletes said their oral health damaged their training and performance for the Games.
The Academy supports integration of oral health with nutrition services, education and research.
She said: "We are still waiting for the results of the first National Oral Health Survey in Qatar.
The Gulf plan was approved to promote oral health and focus on the importance of preventive measures to reduce the incidence of oral and dental diseases.
The issue of poor oral health education and that of preventive dentistry among schoolchildren in Dubai were at the fore during the opening of AEEDC Dubai 2013, the three-day International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition.
These are just some of the startling facts regarding the nations dental health, revealed as part of National Smile Month1 in a bid to inspire better oral health.
by Committee on an Oral Health Initiative and Board on Health Care Services.
Nutrition and its effect on oral health and disease 6.