Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Surgery, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Received Date: August 14, 2013; Accepted Date: August 17, 2013; Published Date: August 19, 2013
Citation: Ghimire N (2013) Oral Health—An Integral Part of General Health. J Mass Communicat Journalism 3:e138. doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000e138
Copyright: © 2013 Ghimire N. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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What cases shall the medical examiner “view”? Oral health is an integral part of general health. Dental caries which constitute a significant public health problem worldwide is a common chronic infectious transmissible disease. Apart from poor oral hygiene, diet, in particular, sugar-rich food, and many other factors have always been associated with it. This is more prevalent in underdeveloped countries. A child is very much prone to dental caries. Caries is difficult to treat especially in infant and very young children. It may retard the child’s health, may results in impairment of nutrition and esthetics with accompanying psychological problems.
Since, oral cavity reflects the general health of the person, one should implement preventive practices that can decrease a child’s risks of morbidity in early stage of life. This may be best implemented with the help of dental or medical workers, who are being trained to provide oral screenings, apply preventive measures and counsel caregivers/ parents so that we can create a healthy smile and a beautiful life.
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