From June 17 to 26, the “Cavity Free Schools” program arrives in SLP municipalities – El Sol de San Luis

From June 17 to 26, the “Cavity Free Schools” program arrives in SLP municipalities – El Sol de San Luis
From June 17 to 26, the “Cavity Free Schools” program arrives in SLP municipalities – El Sol de San Luis

Starting this Monday and until June 26 of this year The State Health Services, SES, will be promoting in various schools in the State, the “Cavities Free School” programwhich seeks to mitigate the statistics that point to Mexico with strong problems of cavities, gingivitis and malocclusion.

According to the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Mexican Republic, these are the most common oral problems in our country, it is reported that 90 percent of Mexicans have cavities and 70 percent suffer from periodontal disease.

Gabriela de Jesús Orozco Arce, state coordinator of Oral Health, announced that at the close of the 2023-2024 school year, There will be 2,917 students who will benefit by the State Government through the Health Services with educational, preventive and curative oral health actions within the program activities.

Among the actions carried out are extractions, fillings, dental cleaning, application of fluoride, until concluding with a comprehensive treatment in what corresponds to the first level of care and this school year they are being certified as a “Cavity Free School” 27 educational centers, in 2023 eight and this 2024 there are 19: 4 preschool level, 10 primary, 4 secondary and 1 high school.

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The work plan regarding oral health certification will be intensified in these last weeks, so This Monday the 17th they go to the municipality of Rioverde; On Tuesday the 18th, 19th and 20th we will work with the municipalities of Moctezuma, Matehuala and Vanegas, on Friday the 21st in Xilitla and Tamazunchale; on Monday the 24th in Santa María del Río and we close on June 25 and 26 in the capital of Potosí.

The purpose of the program is to promote a healthy lifestyle in schoolchildren through preventive dentistry and control of risk factors, to prevent the development of oral diseases and thus contribute to general health from childhood to old age, and He added that, with the strategies implemented in recent years in the State, the presence of dental cavities in schoolchildren has been largely prevented, through prevention, education, good habits and the culture of self-care of oral health.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute a major challenge for health systems around the world, and a wide range of diseases and disorders affect the mouth, so we must continue to raise awareness about some conditions that are considered global priorities. such as dental caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer.

Oral health is a state of well-being or balance maintained by the teeth, gums and all the structures that make up the stomatognathic system, such as the maxillary bones, muscles that participate in chewing, phonation, tongue and articulation of the jaw with the body. skull.

For good oral hygiene at any age, he recommended the use of a brush, floss and dental rinse; diet low in refined sugars and consumption of simple water as the main source of hydration. It is essential to see a dental professional at least twice a year to prevent cavities, periodontal diseases or complicated conditions that require surgery.

 
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