World Oral Health Day March 20

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“A better life starts with a beautiful smile. Because everyone deserves to smile. Caring for you & your smile. Dentistry for people who love to smile. Enjoy the beauty of a healthy smile! For a lifetime of smiles! Giving our neighbours a smile. Helping you smile.”  Pravin

Oral Health

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It is organized by FDI World Dental Federation and is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health.

WOHD spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children

Why this date was chosen?

Number -20 reflects…..

  • Seniors must have a total of 20 natural teeth at the end of their life to be considered healthy
  • Children should possess 20 baby teeth
  • Healthy adults must have a total of 32 teeth and 0 dental cavities
  • Expressed on a numerical basis this can be translated as 3/20 hence March 20

The first thing people notice when they meet you

  • 58%-Smile
  • 30%-Eyes
  • 5%- Smell
  • 4%- Cloths
  • 3%- Hair

Keep Smiling

So your smile with those beautiful pearls-like teeth makes all the difference.

To preserve those beautiful pearls, one must visit the Dentist regularly. (once in six months)

Not just shining teeth, Remember the bad breath that sinks your relationship, in case you don’t give importance to oral hygiene. Mint can’t be the solution!

What are the minimum things we are supposed to do regularly?

  1. Start dental care for the kids as soon as teeth start forming.
  2. Brush twice a day, by using the proper technique and never forget to floss daily. If you are not aware of flossing take the help of youtube or your Dentist.
  3. Change the toothbrush once in 3 or 4 months.
  4. Before going to bed rinse the mouth with the anti-bacterial solution.
  5. Forget smoking, tobacco and all other related stuff.
  6. Eat a healthy diet and I need not stress how important this is.
  7. Consult a Dentist once in 6 months.

Now I come to some common dental problems we face because of our irresponsible habits

  • BAD breath, strangely nobody tells you that your breath stinks! Closer…the better
  • Tooth decay.
  • Gum disease,
  • Tooth sensitivity.
  • Oral cancer.

Of course who enjoys your unpleasant & unattractive smile?

Thank you. Namaste🙏🏻
Philosophy Through Photography

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