Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Sciences (SDS) is celebrating Oral Hygiene Week (25th July 2018 to 1st August 2018). Every year, Oral Hygiene Day is celebrated on 1st August, to commemorate the birth anniversary of the doyen of Indian Periodontics and founder of the Indian Society of Periodontology (ISP), Dr. G B Shankwalkar. The convener of this program is Dr. M.Siddharth, Prof & Head, Department of Periodontology, SDS. The primary objective of the drive is to spread the message of oral health and its importance for general health and well being.
Importance of Dental Hygiene
Mouth not only mirrors our smile but reflects your general health and well-being. A healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand. Adopting good oral hygiene habits and regular dental check-ups help to protect your mouth and body. It is better to avoid the risk. Healthy mouth is crucial for maintaining overall health and quality of life. every aspect of life, from personal relationships and self confidence to school, to work and to even enjoying food can be impacted adversely by oral diseases. As someone said, oral diseases can impact Oral Health, much more than a smile.
From early childhood, oral hygiene of a child should be paid equal attention as that of the body. Parents should teach children about oral health and care for their teeth and gums as they grow older. Everyone should know the importance of oral health and general health as a two-way relationship. Oral diseases also share common risk factors with other diseases. But, unhealthy diets, particularly high in sugar, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol are common risk factors contributing to oral diseases. It is highly recommended to cultivate healthy eating habits like diet low in sugar, high consumption of fruits and vegetables, and quitting alcohol and tobacco. Bad oral hygiene often reveals about the status of general health. If you have not thought about it earlier, no worries.
Start today! Oral health is much more than a nice smile.