Be proud of your mouth for a lifetime smile☺️


Are you aware that oral health is a window to your overall health?

“Poor dental hygiene can be fatal.”

Rand C. Capp 

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?

“Behind every smile there are teeth.” Confucius

  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?


“Some tortures are physical and some are mental, but the one that is both is dental.”  Ogden Nash

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

Photo by George Becker:Pexels


9 thoughts on “Be proud of your mouth for a lifetime smile☺️

  1. Love the post. Thank God my late father instilled the importance of oral hygiene from an early age.
    I have tried to live up to his expectations. Of course dentistry has moved on with teeth whitening and dental implant procedures ( ? Lucrative work) Before my last six monthly dental appointment when completing the routine questionnaire I responded YES to the question ‘are you happy with your smile’? Pity not enough people practice the art I would argue.

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    1. Thank you Margaret.
      You are fortunate to have a wonderful father, who was aware of the importance of oral hygiene.
      True, dentistry has become a lucrative business in these days of preference to aesthetic appearance.
      I guess people are not interested any more to keep smiling🤔


      1. Yes Philo I was very blessed to have a wonderful father in so many ways.
        My late father had lovely teeth but growing up in rural Ireland in my fathers days did not lend itself to routine dental check ups hence his wish to give us all that he was unable to get, mainly a rounded education.

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