Oral health as prevention for cardiovascular diseases: ESOHAR study
- Famadental • Luglio 31, 2013
F. Bromo, S. Lenti, J. Sibilli, S. Francioni, A. Vessilli, D. Meazzini, L. Tagliaferri, M. Felici – XVIII Congresso Nazionale della Società Scientifica FADOI (Federation of Associations of Hospital Doctors on Internal Medicine) – Italian Journal of Medicine 2013; 7(s2).
Oral health is an issue that involves education, prevention of dental pathologies and correction of lifestyle-related risk factors (smoking, alcohol, obesity). Since these factors are common to both periodontal diseases and to systemic diseases, it’s important to place oral health education in a family setting since school age. Bacterial plaque control, proper nutrition to prevent dental cavites and dental erosions, and damage caused by smoking, will affect cardiovascular disease and diabetes.