Healthy Oral Hygiene Workshop
We at K.R. Mangalam World School, Paschim Vihar, believe that workshops play a key role in creating an integral learning environment for children and their parents. These workshops help to facilitate a deeper understanding of the Integral approach along with involvement of the parents in the process.
Keeping this in mind a workshop on “Healthy Oral Hygiene” was organized virtually on 29 May 2021, Saturday to make the parents aware about the importance of following healthy oral hygiene in their daily lives. Our honourable Principal ma’am, Ms. Priya Arora and the Pre-primary co-ordinator, Ms. Ramnik Kaur gave a warm welcome to the highly experienced resource person Dr. Ujjawal Gulati, a Dental Surgeon, Director and Consultant at INDIADENS and a senior consultant at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.
Parents are always concerned about the dental care of their child. So, it is important for them to know about the necessary oral care tips for their children. Dr.Ujjawal guided the parents about the correct techniques of brushing teeth, tongue cleaning, selecting toothpaste and how it helps to prevent cavities and other dental issues. He also recommended few steps to maintain good oral hygiene like brushing teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste using the correct technique, Replacing toothbrush every three to four months, or sooner, if the bristles are frayed , Visiting the dentist once in six months for professional cleaning and an oral examination and to practice a regular oral health care routine. He also gave advice on food habits – the kind of food to be eaten or avoided. Dr. Ujjawal’s expert advice on preventive dentistry helped the parents to understand how to maintain better oral hygiene.
Further, the questionnaire round with the doctor cleared all the doubts and myths of parents and strengthened their awareness about dental health. Overall it was an enlightening and informative session which helped everyone to develop healthy dental hygiene, adapt self-care techniques and follow it regularly.