Deployed Soldiers face increased risk due to changes in diet and personal oral hygiene
Because the woman was capable of maintaining personal oral hygiene
, her weight loss cause was long undiagnosed.
The Personal Oral Hygiene Worksheet (Table 1) guides the development and communication of a comprehensive oral hygiene program that involves the individual, caregiver, and/or parent.
PATIENT SKILLS EVALUATION CHECKLIST FOR DEVELOPING A PERSONAL ORAL HYGIENE PROGRAM PERSONAL ORAL HYGIENE PROGRAM Patient Skills Evaluation Checklist Patient: Date: Caregiver: 1.
By 1990, at least 75 percent of adults should be aware of the necessity for both thorough personal oral hygiene
and regular professional care in the prevention and control of periodontal disease.
Oral health approaches should be tailored to lifestyles and abilities of children, adults and the elderly in order to enable them to make decisions to improve personal oral hygiene
and oral health.
The etiology and pathogenesis of dental caries and periodontal diseases are now understood in the context of infectious microorganisms and host immunity; the selective use of antimicrobial drugs and routine professional prophylaxis strategies; and a number of health promotion measures including fluoridation, dental sealants and personal oral hygiene
. Today, the prevalence of dental caries has been profoundly reduced, the management of periodontal diseases has progressed, and less than 10 percent of the adult population is edentulous.
That is,an individual can have high expectations that oral health is attainable through personal oral hygiene
and professional care.
Arranging an appointment with a dentist or hygienist to discuss personal oral hygiene
is typically the best way to get started with a daily-care program.