World Oral Health Day – March 20

World Oral Health Day – March 20

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated on 20 March every year since its declaration by FDI (World Dental Federation) in the year 2007. The day was first officially celebrated in 2013 to raise global awareness on the prevention and control of oral disease.

It is an international day to promote good oral health for everyone and empower individuals to maintain a healthy mouth at all ages. We all suffer from certain types of oral conditions which can be avoided with increased awareness, support, and funding for prevention, detection, and treatment programs, which is what World Oral Health Day is all about.

A healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand. Healthy Teeth related not only to your health but also to your beauty and personality. Unhealthy and dirty teeth are a spot in your beautiful personality. Food cannot be chewed properly with painful, unhealthy teeth. Due to this, digestive power is destroyed, and other stomach-related diseases are born. Unhealthy teeth also cause a bad odor in the mouth.

Scientific research has revealed the fact that the strength of human teeth is directly related to their food. The teeth of humans in early times were very strong because they used hard and strong things for food. Nowadays, the nature of food has become soft and full of ‘starch’. Which is the main reason for causing ‘cavity’ in the teeth.

“Be Proud Of Your Mouth” is announced as the World Oral Health Day theme for the next three years (2021-2023).

Oral care tips

  • For Oral Care, pay proper attention to teeth cleaning. By brushing your teeth twice daily, we can help reduce the risk of diseases like dental decay and gum disease – both of which can result in tooth loss.

  • There are always millions of bacteria in the mouth who want to stick to a hard surface in the mouth and try to form a big group. This process goes on continuously throughout the year. These hard surfaces in the mouth are our teeth where these bacteria go and stick and make an invisible surface called “Teeth Plaque” around our teeth. In fact, the main purpose of cleaning teeth is to brush or floss. This plaque has to be cleaned with help. Remember that teeth and gum infections affect our entire system. Which can affect your heart, brain, and blood vessels. Therefore, the cleaning of these Germs and Bacteria is essential for Teeth to care regularly.

  • For oral care (Teeth Care), ‘oil pulling‘ therapy is a better option, for this, you can use any edible oil such as mustard, sunflower, sesame oil, or coconut oil in the morning and rinse in the mouth on an empty stomach for 20 minutes. This causes bacteria to die, and teeth and gums also become stronger. Oil pulling in addition to offering several oral health benefits has also beneficial effects on overall health. It is an excellent Ayurvedic technique of about three hundred years old.

  • Brush regularly two times for teeth cleaning. Clean the teeth in such a way that the grain particles trapped in the teeth are removed. Which are especially responsible for bad breath.

  • Do not use sweet foods like chocolate, cold drinks, all-purpose biscuits, ice cream, cakes, chips, snacks, junk food, etc. All these things cause tooth loss. After using such substances must rinse with water.

  • For better Oral Care and for good health should not drink soda, cola, cold beverages, but if you have to drink, then put straw (tube) and drink it, then the acid present in the cold drink will not put on your teeth.

  • Drinking cold water immediately after a hot drink causes teeth to move. So do not drink cold immediately after drinking hot beverages for Teeth Care.

  • After brushing teeth, rinse thoroughly with clean water. Massage the gums with your finger while rinse, this will speed up blood circulation and make the gums beautiful and teeth strong.

  • Do not use teeth as tools. Such as pulling something from a tooth, breaking a thread, peeling wire, etc.

  • Do not crush the teeth with a pin, needle, stick, etc. This causes wound in the gums, as well as the fear of being septic.

  • If you have a habit of grinding teeth in sleep, then if you do not sleep by applying Grind Mouth Guard, then your teeth will soon get worn out and the gums may also become loose. Apart from this, some people have a habit of grinding teeth in anger which is not good for dental health.

  • Smoking, drinking, drinking, tobacco, gutkha, etc. also destroy the beauty of teeth. Avoid using such things for dental care.

  • Do not use toothbrushes used by others. This can cause tooth infections.

  • For better Oral Care, a dental examination should be done twice a year, so that any type of disease infection can be detected in time.

  • If you use dental brushing, then make sure that the brush is of high quality, soft, cheap, and rough, and can cause permanent damage to your teeth.

  • Along with cleaning the teeth, clean the tongue regularly, otherwise, it will be considered incomplete cleaning.

Best Foods For Dental Health

  • After eating food eat a carrot, radish, cucumber, cucumber, guava, apple, etc. clears the teeth and makes the teeth beautiful and strong.

  • Apart from this, eat apples and grapes every day and consume plenty of dairy products like milk, yogurt, etc. in your food.

  • Use fluoridated water as drinking water for dental care. It contains enamel, which reduces the effect of acid on teeth and strengthens teeth.

  • Not having a full and balanced diet during pregnancy has a direct effect on the teeth of the fetus. Therefore, calcium and other minerals must be taken during pregnancy for Teeth Care.

Suggested Read: Secrets Of Good Oral Health and Healthy Smile


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