The Covid pandemic has also had a negative impact on oral health. Despite the time spent indoors, in fact, most people neglected it, seemingly forgetting good habits. But having a healthy smile contributes to self-confidence, so it’s important make regular visits to the dentist and follow the rules of oral care as strictly as possible. “With the resumption of school and work, it is also important to restore good habits. Daily preventive hygiene, including brushing, flossing and mouthwash, helps keep dental problems under control before they get worse, “he comments. Fausto Grossi, General Manager of Align Technology Italia.
It is important for parents to make sure that young people start the school year well by informing them correctly about hard-to-reach areas of the mouth and equipping them with the right tools to do so both at home and at school. Equally essential is to dedicate a couple of minutes to show him how to use dental floss correctly, giving him a personal cleaning kit to carry around and to use if necessary. Since their teeth are subject to change over time, raise awareness of changes and the best ways to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen it can help them understand and appreciate the value of good oral health at a young age.
Perfectly aligned teeth are also part of the health of the mouth. While many may consider misaligned teeth a simple matter of aesthetics, malocclusions can often mean deeper oral health problems. Checking the arrangement of your teeth and discussing them with your dentist, for yourself and for the growing children, can help you better understand how to improve their health.
“When the teeth are aligned correctly – explains Grossi – the gums adapt better and patients can enjoy better oral health. Crooked teeth can, in some cases, interfere with proper daily oral hygiene. It is important not to underestimate the problem and ask the experts for advice. Functional defects and aesthetic anomalies related to dental misalignment – explains the expert – can be successfully treated thanks to the help of a professional. In recent years, the number of patients who decide to undertake orthodontic treatment with devices such as the transparent Invisalign aligners to change the arrangement of their teeth is progressively increasing “.