Top Oral Health Tips for Childhood, Teenage Years, Adulthood, Elderly People

Top Oral Health Tips for Childhood, Teenage Years, Adulthood, Elderly People

Professor Mike Morgan, Principal Oral Health, Advisor at Dental Health Services Victoria : , gives his top tips for good oral health for all ages

The biggest oral health risk for children is tooth decay, but it can be prevented with good eating and brushing habits.

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Teenage years
Adolescents and young adults are at risk of falling into poor eating habits as they become more independent. They are also at greater risk of tooth damage through accidents and sports injuries.

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As we get older, if we eat well and clean our teeth properly, tooth decay is less of a problem for us. But gum disease, also known as periodontitis, becomes more common after the age of 40.

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Elderly people
It’s important not to forget about our oral health as we get older, even though we might have other health issues to deal with.

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Whatever your age
Good eating, drinking and brushing habits will help keep your mouth - and the rest of your body – healthy.

Mike is a dentist and holds the Colgate Chair of Population Oral Health at The University of Melbourne.

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