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World Oral Health Day: 90 Children Screened, Educated At Kharghar School

Oral health is a window into one's complete well-being. Not taking care of your teeth and gums can invite a plethora of health problems. Loss of teeth and gum disease to heart disease and diabetes are commonly seen in people who do not take care.

World Oral Health Day: 90 Children Screened, Educated At Kharghar School
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Just like the heart, kidney, lungs, and liver, it will be imperative for everyone to take utmost care of their oral health. To spread awareness among school students regarding cavities, tooth decay, gum problems, and oral cancer, Medicover Hospitals organized oral health check-ups at Little Millennium preschool for over 90 students in sector 10, Kharghar, Kopar. The students learned about the right techniques for brushing their teeth and maintaining good oral hygiene.

Oral health is a window into one's complete well-being. Not taking care of your teeth and gums can invite a plethora of health problems. Loss of teeth and gum disease to heart disease and diabetes are commonly seen in people who do not take care of their teeth. “Gum disease if left unmanaged can cause loose teeth, cavities, infections, and periodontitis. Not taking care of the teeth can cause excruciating pain and ultimately loss of teeth. Oral problems are a matter of concern and negatively impact people throughout their lives. Oral diseases are known to cause pain and discomfort, social isolation, and loss of self- confidence in the majority of people. Poor oral hygiene further causes bad breath, sensitive teeth, cold sores, broken teeth, and stained teeth,” said Dr Rahul Chaubey, Consultant Dentist, Medicover Hospitals, Navi Mumbai.

Dr Deepak Khanna, Consultant Dentist, Medicover Hospitals, Navi Mumbai added, “Our aim was to educate children through interactive sessions in the school. We taught around 90 students about maintaining good hygiene by flossing their teeth, limiting the intake of candies, chocolates, acidic foods, and colas, brushing twice a day with the help of a correct technique, using fluoride toothpaste, not grinding the teeth, rinsing the mouth frequently to prevent cavity problems and eat healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Remember that regular dental check-ups after every 6 months can help prevent cavities and tooth decay. We were happy that the children and their parents were able to know the status of the teeth and can take immediate action if required.”

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