Dental Public Health Day: Close the Door to Disease with Thai Health Promotion Foundation

2023-10-21 07:51:00

Country – 21 October National Dental Public Health Day Thai Health Promotion Foundation joins forces to invite “Close the door to disease”

Sunday, October 22, 2023, 5:29 a.m.

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21 October National Dental Public Health Day Thai Health Promotion Foundation joins forces to invite “Close the door to disease”

Saturday, October 21, 2023, 2:51 p.m.

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21 October, National Dental Public Health Day, Thai Health Promotion Foundation joins forces with the Dental Public Health Foundation – Office of Dental Public Health. Inviting to “close the door to serious disease” to prevent oral disease among working people It was found that 91.8% of working age people had tooth decay without treatment, 43.3% were at risk of complications – diabetes – blood pressure – cardiovascular disease – brain disease.

On October 21, 2023, Dr. Phongthep Wongwatcharapaiboon Director of the Health System Development Support Office The Health Promotion Foundation (Thai Health Promotion Foundation) said that on “National Dental Public Health Day, October 21,” Thai Health Promotion Foundation sees the importance of health promotion. Create a repair lead before treatment Oral health is one of the health conditions that must be given importance. Because the mouth is like a doorway to serious diseases. Oral health problems are important problems that affect physical health. and quality of life The main cause comes from behavior. and risk factors related to improper oral health This can occur in all age groups, including children, working people, and the elderly, especially working people from the National Oral Health Survey. The 8th Oral Health Status of 2017 found that this is the age group where 91.8% of dental caries are found, with 43.3% of untreated tooth decay and decay starting between the teeth, salivary stones, bleeding, 75.5% have grooves. Periodontal depth of 4 mm or more is 25.9%, which causes the loss of approximately 10 teeth per person in old age. Working people are a group that is important to family development. Drive the country’s economy and social change Take on the role of either being a family leader or being responsible for taking care of other age groups to have better oral health as well.

“Oral conditions related to the severity and complications of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are the number one health problem in the world and in Thailand, such as diabetes, high blood pressure. cardiovascular disease There are important risk factors from lifestyle behaviors such as eating, smoking, and drinking alcohol. Which diabetes is related to the development of oral diseases. both periodontitis Gingivitis and the occurrence of oral ulcers from dry mouth and low saliva. A survey from 2013-2019 found that the rate of diabetes The working age group has an increased rate. and found in people who are younger Working age is therefore an important period in taking care of oral health. Close the door to disease Prepare yourself before entering the elderly with quality in the future,” Dr. Phongthep said.

Dr. Phongthep further said that Thai Health Promotion Foundation places importance on oral health and has collaborated with the Dental Public Health Foundation. and the Office of Dental Public Health, Department of Health drives oral health promotion for all age groups with a strategy in 5 areas: 1. Develop a service model for oral health promotion. 2. Develop a manual for oral health promotion. 3. Create oral health knowledge Develop a self-assessment tool to screen for oral conditions. Communicate and create knowledge about oral health through the application “Fun D” 4. Develop data and information systems. Follow up on oral health and provide appropriate services in the area. 5. Develop proposals and drive policies related to oral health promotion together with network partners. By driving policy/developing mechanisms for access to oral health examination benefits and providing health promotion and disease prevention services for insured groups. and develop health promotion policies at the organizational level Business establishments, working communities, preparing to enter the elderly with quality and increase the proportion of the working age population to have access to health promotion services. and receive basic dental services appropriately

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