Thursday, 12 September 2013

World Oral Health Day

 World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is observed on September 12 every year to spread awareness about oral health and hygiene.

“Healthy teeth for a healthy life." is the theme

Dos and Don'ts for good oral health
# Brushing the teeth twice a day with soft bristles and toothpaste recommended by the Indian Dental Association.

# Massage of gums are also important part of brushing the teeth.

# It is important to maintain cleanliness of tongue using tongue cleaner.

# Avoid smoking, as it is known to cause oral cancer besides raising the risk of heart and respiratory diseases.

# Adequate care of oral health of pregnant woman is recommended, as it is directly linked to oral health of developing child.

# Drink plenty of liquids, especially water to keep your mouth moist.

# Avoid sipping coffee, soft drinks, tea throughout the day, as they can create an environment where it's easier for decay-promoting bacteria to flourish and erode tooth enamel.

# Green leafy vegetables, milk, curd, seasonal fruits, tomatoes and carrot should be included in the diet for strong and healthy teeth.

# Sticky and excessive sweet items should be avoided.

# Regular check-up of teeth (at least once in a six month) is recommended.


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