To consume drinks and cures for sugary chronic diseases, as well as the lack of education to wash your teeth and go to the dentist, are the main risk factors for developing dental crops, a specialist told Efe yesterday.
Laura María Díaz Guzmán, president of the Mexican Dental Association (ADM), explained that people rarely are aware of the importance of taking care of their oral health, because it is estimated that only 25% of the world's population has education on it.
"The mouth is a part of the whole body, we can not think that only teeth are treated, but the mouth is a part of the whole and if the individual gets ill, it is reverberating in his mouth," said the specialist.
During the "Nutrition, lacking connection in the prevention of dental crops," Diaz Guzman said that in particular people with chronic illnesses do not consider that they should take care of their teeth to avoid losing prematurely.
"The use of medications affects the teeth, people who are medicated by metabolic and nutritional diseases such as diabetes or hypertension, immunological and genetic, should be especially concerned in this area," he said.
In addition, those who use drugs against depression, anxiety, anorexia or bulimia, or those that have some addictions or hepatitis diseases. They also tend to suffer from oral diseases.
"The problem is that we are not educated as doctors or how patients pay attention in the mouth, and we need to avoid losing teeth, in fact, we all have to reach previous ages with all our teeth," he explained.
He argued that more emphasis should be given to patients with medical problems, because the population is aging and this raises the number of people who have chronic illnesses.
The specialist said that from the first teeth it must be oral hygiene with the help of parents; However, there is a lack of education about it.
"From the pregnant mother you must educate her so that when the children are born she knows she is responsible for the children's oral health and they are growing," she said.
He said another one of the important points is food that is currently in favor of the consumption of products with high levels of sugar. "This not only affects problems such as overweight and obesity, but also in the appearance of oral diseases, especially crossovers," he said.
Alejandro Cárdenas, vice president of the College of Internal Medicine of Mexico, also stressed the importance of nutrition, which "is a fundamental axis of human development".
He told Efe that it must be understood that the nutrition project in life "will make us healthy or sick individuals".
He explained that education in food is essential to prevent people from affecting their health.
"The responsibility is of the mother, if a mother is obese or despised, her generations of children will have diabetes or have a tendency to develop cardiovascular diseases or be obese," she said.
He explained that if you knew the society, in a few decades the picture could change. "If we are working in the new generations, we will have less diabetes, more money for social and educational programs, and we will spend less on tertiary hospitals and intensive therapies," he said.
Finally, the Dr. Diaz Guzmán recommended limiting the consumption of sugars, using the toothpaste three times a day and a dentic float, and went to the dentist every six months.
Caries is the dental disease with the highest prevalence in Mexico, because it affects 95% of the population between 20 and 64 years.