World Oral Health Day 2023: Every year on March 20, World Oral Health Day is observed, with the goal of raising awareness about oral health by promoting oral hygiene, reducing various risk factors that lead to oral diseases, and making people aware of how to access oral health services.
So, what exactly is dental health? “Oral health is the state of the mouth, teeth, and orofacial structures that enable individuals to perform essential functions such as eating, breathing, and speaking, and encompasses psychosocial dimensions such as self-confidence, well-being, and the ability to socialize and work without pain, discomfort, or embarrassment,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
World Oral Health Day: Symptoms Of Oral Health Issues
“Oral diseases are among the most common noncommunicable diseases worldwide, affecting an estimated 3.5 billion people,” according to the WHO. “Because the mouth is a reflection of the body, it is critical to take care of it. The gingiva, or gums, hug the teeth, providing support and nutrition. Proper dental hygiene is required to keep the gums and teeth healthy.” it further said.
Dental health issues are:
- Foul breath
- Loose teeth
- Swollen and bleeding gums
- Mouth sores
On World Oral Health Day, let’s celebrate this day by taking care of our teeth, and gums and raising awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene. Remember to brush twice a day, floss daily, and schedule regular dental check-ups.#PMBJP #WorldOralHealthDay #DentalHealth pic.twitter.com/Jx5wVDFzxy
— Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (@pmbjppmbi) March 20, 2023
How to whiten teeth naturally at home
- 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- Mix both ingredients to form a paste.
World Oral Health Day: Basic Dental Care Practices
1. Brushing, flossing tongue cleaning
2. Visit the dentist
3. Check for ulcers, and bleeding gums
4. Replace the missing teeth
Know causes and ways to prevent bad breath on World Oral Health Day
Bad breath can be avoided by making lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and drinking alcohol, avoiding foods that cause bad breath, drinking plenty of water, and practicing good oral hygiene. Drinking plenty of water aids in the removal of small food particles and harmful bacteria, as well as keeping the mouth moist, which keeps the mouth clean and prevents bad odour.
Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day. While any toothbrush will suffice, those with soft bristles are preferable for your pearly whites.
Fluoride toothpaste is recommended by dentists all over the world. Several studies show that fluoride aids in the prevention of tooth decay. For children under the age of three, a rice-sized amount is recommended.