Photo: SGKK / Land Salzburg (wild picture)
State and social agencies start with "Please smile" / Free brochure with tips for proper tooth brushing
(HP) "Please Smile!" Is the name of a new information campaign by the Province of Salzburg and the Salzburg Health Insurance Institution to promote healthy children's teeth. The focus is on proper, everyday dental care at home and the support and empowerment of parents in their important role.
"In the province of Salzburg, we have introduced a paradigm shift in recent years: away from remedial medicine and towards preventive medicine. This also applies to the dental health of children, to whom there has always been action and now there is a costly information campaign," the health consultant emphasized today. Christian Stöckl to mark their start.
Half of the children have tooth decay
The number of children with caries was last about 50 percent. In six-year-olds, one-third have open caries requiring treatment, with an average of eight primary teeth affected. The state and social security agencies want to reduce these figures: Among other things, they fund a monitoring and training program at Salzburg kindergartens and elementary schools. A new information campaign and brochure with lots of toothbrush tips is another important step in this direction.
Request a free brochure
Brochure "Please smile. Good first-tooth care" in collaboration with AVOS Salzburg dental health educators and SGKK dental health center experts. Can be ordered for free: Tel 0662 8889 – 0, Email: (E protected), online at www.sgkk.at/shop.
Each tooth destroyed is one too many
"We do not find smiling broken baby teeth," commented SGKK President Thom Kinberger on the topic. And health consultant Stöckl adds: "Every tooth that decayes is a health hazard and one too many. Parents should not believe the myth that caring for deciduous teeth is not so important because they are decaying anyway. The basic rule of healthy children's teeth is: start what is as soon as possible with dental care – preferably from the first tooth onwards. "
Source: State of Salzburg