Parent’s Workshop – Oral Hygiene / Dental Care
Jarma Wellness is a leading organization working in the areas of Preventive Healthcare Education Services. It enables schools across the country to develop a Healthier student and inculcate positive health behaviours and attitudes. The organization’s School Health Screening is based on the guidelines provided in the CBSE Health Manual. The health screening of students started from November 13, 2017 and will continue till November 24, 2017. The workshop conducted for parents is also a part of their activities and deliveries. The organisation conducted an oral hygiene workshop for the parents on Saturday, 18 November 2017, to make them aware about how important it is to teach oral hygiene to their children from the initial years.
Dr. Prachi Bharadwaj and Dr. Hrihikesh from Jarma Wellness were here to brief the parents about how to keep our mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems, most commonly, dental cavities, gingivitis, periodontal (gum) diseases and bad breath. Headmistress ma’am, Mrs. Namrata Prasad welcomed them and the session started off with a hall full of parents at 10:00 am. Dr. Braradwaj briefed the parents about what good oral hygiene actually means. She said that a mouth that looks and smells healthy is hygienic. It means that your teeth are clean and free of debris, gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss and bad breath is not a constant problem. If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing, or you are experiencing persistent bad breath, see your dentist.
Any of these conditions may indicate a problem. She explained as to how Good Oral Hygiene can be practiced and the right way of brushing and flossing. She said that maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being. This was supported by a video that showed the right way of brushing- Tilting the brush at a 45° angle against the gum line and rolling the brush away from the gum line, gently brushing the outside, inside and chewing surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes and gently brushing your tongue to remove bacteria to freshen breath.She spoke about crowding, causes of wrong alignment of teeth, right age to put braces, correct age to start using toothpaste, brushing thoroughly twice a day and flossing daily, eating a balanced diet and limiting snacks between meals, using dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste, rinsing with a fluoride mouth rinse if your dentist tells you to, proper brushing technique and proper flossing technique.There was an open session towards the end where the parents put up their queries, to which the doctor answered. Overall it was an enriching session where the parents were contented and went back satisfied.