Children and adolescents have healthier teeth

29. september 2010  
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The efforts of the children and ungdomstandplejen are now bearing fruit, and new figures from the Danish Health and medicines authority shows that the tandsundheden getting better and better for the country's children and young people. The new figures show that around three out of ten 18-year-old never felt the dentist's drill in a tooth. In 1990 it was one out of every ten 18-year-old who had never had the holes in the teeth that required treatment with boron.

Among the 18-year-old, who has been treated holes in the teeth, most people only put fillings in up to four tooth surfaces. Also we are talking here about a significant improvement in comparison to 1990.

For the 15-year-old is it possible to follow the development all the way back to 1980/81. At that time they had a 15-year-olds in the average fillings in 13,2 tooth surfaces. The new figures from the Danish Health and medicines authority shows that the equivalent figure measured in 2009 is 2,33.

Billede af børn med tandbørster

Three out of ten children have never been drilled in his teeth

Measured on the regions is tandsundheden among children and young people in the Capital Region followed by the Region of Zealand and Region Midtjylland. The north denmark Region and Region southern denmark are respectively fourth and fifth place.

Tandlægeforeningens president Susanne Andersen welcomes the positive development, but warns at the same time to downgrade the efforts of the children and ungdomstandplejen.

– I have no doubt that the major prevention effort in the development of children and ungdomstandplejen have contributed to the fact that children and young people have such healthy teeth in a day. But even if the average figures are good, there are unfortunately still children, who have many gaps in the teeth. And then we got new tandsundhedsproblem, namely, acid injuries of the tooth enamel as a result of the ever greater consumption of cola and other soft drinks, says Susanne Andersen.

According to tandlægernes president has some children use to get to the dentist very often, while children with healthy teeth and gums, by their dentist, are assessed to have a check-up with 1-2 year intervals.

Efforts are now much more targeted and customized than back when you called all of every sixth month, says Susanne Andersen.

Lower sugar levies provide lower teeth

25. march 2010  
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It is a bomb, in particular the children's and young people's dental health, sugar levies has fallen every year since 2001. It says Tandlægeforeningens president Susanne Andersen in a comment to the new information from the ministry of finance.

– We can see that the portions have become larger over the last ten years, and it is hardly unlikely that it has anything to do with the gradual tax reductions. Slikposerne have been greater, and the same is sodavandsflaskerne. While the biggest soda bottles for ten years ago called the 1½ litre, we are now up to 2 litres. And it is a big problem for the teeth. The large bottles of deadlines, especially children and young people to have a soda standing and taking a sip of it periodically. In this way, the teeth in a constant acid bath in, and the acid in the soda can in the worst case corrode the tooth enamel away, " says Susanne Andersen.

Studies have shown that every 7. teen, to a greater or lesser extent, have acid injuries of the tooth enamel.

In addition to syreskaderne is the sugar in soft drinks and sweets are one of the major culprits when it comes to holes in the teeth. The trend has for many years been, that the danes have fewer and fewer holes in the teeth, but Susanne Andersen is afraid that the positive development will stop, if the intake of sugar continues to increase.

Further information may be obtained from Tandlægeforeningen by contacting the communications officer May Falcon 70 25 77 11 or head of communications Claus Jørgensen on 70 25 77 11 or 21 26 56 98.

As smoking cessation alters the bacterial flora in the mouth

8. January 2010  
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Kvit smøgerne og få bedre tandsundhed

Mouth's bacterial flora is changing in people life smoke

American scientists now believe to have found one of the reasons that people who quit smoking get a better dental health. Life you tobacco happens there are some changes in the mouth bakterieprofil. Already after six months, there is a significant difference between the bakteriefloraen, and scientists believe that it is one of the reasons for a part of the improvements to the tandsundheden, as you look at the people there, " please write the alleys.

Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 1 2010 or on the

Tandsundheden among Greenlandic children alarming

22. april 2009  
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Tandsundheden among Greenlandic children and young people is so poor that small children down to one year of age will get pulled mælketænderne out.

“We must often remove the bad baby teeth because of advanced caries in young children,” says dentist Jørgen Ramstedt Jensen in Tasiilaq.

“If you do not take care of your teeth, you can get inflammation, and it goes not only the teeth but also the rest of the body gets affected,” says dental assistant Johanne Hansen to the CNTS.

A few years ago was the regular tandskylning with fluoride stopped in Tasiilaq, and children and young people have not been given regular dental examination or instruction in toothbrushing.
Tasiilaq rates now on, to be able to offer all primary school children regular dental examination and instruction in tooth brushing. And restores now the regular fluoride-rinses in children.

Nationwide cariesstrategi
The Greenland home rule government launched in 2006 a national strategic plan against caries called Cariesstrategi Greenland 2008 – 2012as part of the The Public Health Programme Inuuneritta. The strategic plan aimed, among other things, to step up efforts for the prevention of dental caries, and it should be mandatory by 1. January 2008, with the systematic tandplejetilbud to the population, or at least a systematic tandplejetilbud for children and young people, where there may not be sufficient capacity or economy to the entire population.

The National Tandbørstedag
As a direct cause of the poor dental health of the population of greenland, the Greenland home rule the 18. april 2007, as the first country in the world, a national tandbørstedag. The National Tandbørstedag in Greenland is 18. april.

Den Nationale Tandbørstedag

Greenland's National Tandbørstedag, 18. april - Photo: Kavalkadehæfte on the National tandbørstedag