Dental care should be part of school curriculum: Expert

Mahant Balak Nath at the inauguration of Smile Bright Dental Clinic in Gurugram

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Expert says lack of dental hygiene painful in old age

By Our Special Correspondent

Gurugram, July 9: A dental healthcare expert has called for inclusion of dental hygiene in the school curriculum. He lamented lack of awareness about dental hygiene.

Dr. Puneet Yadav, a dental expert, said that more than 70 per cent of the people in the country have some kind of problem in the teeth. “The problem starts when any kind of thing gets stuck in the teeth, but then people do not pay attention to it and keep removing it with a toothpick,” added Yadav.

He stressed that sometimes the teeth bleed, but after a few days the bleeding stops, then we assume that this disease is over now. “But then there is a need to pay attention to its treatment method. Later this disease keeps on increasing and in old age it creates many more problems,” added Yadav.

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He advised that the people can avoid any kind of problem in the teeth first by rinsing with warm water, as soon as one wakes up in the morning. “After that clean the teeth with a brush. This work should be done at least twice a day,” added Yadav.

On the other hand, there is a lack of awareness among people about teeth, lamented the dental expert. “This is because here we pay more attention to those diseases which are life threatening. Not much is done to remove other diseases,” added Yadav.

He also called for public awareness campaign to deal with the problem of teeth. “Because if this is not done, by the time we get rid of one disease, another disease has already gripped people. Teeth should be included in the school curriculum, so that children become sensitive towards it from childhood and understand its usefulness,” added Yadav.

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He appealed to the people not to use paan, tobacco or gutkha, otherwise one day it can take the form of a serious disease like cancer.

“Dental protection is very important to stay healthy. Therefore, clean your teeth every morning and evening and avoid eating things that spoil the teeth. Even today there is a lack of awareness about teeth, so it is important that like other diseases, people should be careful about this and not take it lightly. Because dental disease is very troublesome especially in old age,” added Yadav.

Former Alwar MP and Tijara MLA Mahant Balak Nath inaugurated Smile Bright Dental Clinic in Gurgaon on Sunday. Special facilities will be available for the poor and weaker sections of the society in this clinic, added Yadav.

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