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Dental Diseases Facts And Questions

Human beings will certainly encounter dental diseases at some point of their lives only in varying degrees. Gums, jawbone and of course the natural teeth can be adversely affected by bacterial infections like dental cavities or tooth decay and periodontal disease, gingivitis or gum disease along with periodontitis also known as pynorhea.

It is the damaging bacteria working inside a susceptible host and obtaining nutrition that make up the elements that pave the way for such diseases to occur. If there is a factor missing, then the infections will not form. While there is a very simple formula behind the growth of dental diseases, the things that influence the extent and severity of such problems is dictated upon by several factors. Two problems indubitably lie with ethnicity and race.

The Canadian Dental Association states that 58.8% of adolescents in Canada (aged 12-19) are affected by one or more dental cavities.  Ironically, 55 percent of kids from 5 to 17 do not have cavities in their permanent teeth and 62 percent of kids from 2 to 9 years of age do not have cavities in their primary dentition. Black kids seemed to have slightly less cavity problems than white kids but there wasn’t much of a difference in terms of the experience of children, boys versus girls between the ages of 2 to 9 years of age.

Not a single trace of cavities were found among kids from 5 to 17 55 percent of the time and there are no gender differences either. It was established in this very age subgroup that cavity development among whites was about that of the average of the group as a whole while those who are less vulnerable to tooth decay.

It was the adult population that had different cavity and filling trends when it came to ethnic groups and races than basing it on the child and adolescent populace. Although between the sexes, very few differences were found, there were so many noticeable differences when it came to the thoroughly examined subgroups.

Almost every single individual’s root surfaces are found to be effected by cavities, and this was without regard to race or race ethnicity groups, among each person’s one or two teeth. Modern dental science and practice has helped foster a decline in tooth loss during the last several decades. For the respondents beyond the age of 18, 30 percent of them still had all of their teeth while nearly 90 percent of them had at least a tooth in their mouths.

The ones that lasted the longest were the six teeth at the lower front area. But then 10 percent in this group was unable to keep even just one tooth. Those known as first and second molars were commonly missing while there were more lost teeth in the upper jaw than in the lower jaw.

More significantly, it has been established that more than 90 percent of people examined went through minor loss of gum and or teeth support from the bone support to the teeth, while 40 percent, approximately suffered from a moderate loss of support on their dentition. Severe bone support to the teeth was lost, and this was evident to about 15 percent of them. Males tended to be effected more frequently and severely than females.

This comprehensive survey shows that the dental health residents of Canada varies among ethnic groups and race has readily improved in just decades. It is a fact that despite these improvements, dental problems are still a major health trouble but there are still the friendly dentists ready to provide enough dental care.


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