National tooth brushing day – 2021
Oral health is considered to be the mirror of general wellbeing.Oral health problems can affect our ability to chew food, the way we speak or communicate and also affect the overall quality of life.It is very essential to educate the students regarding the importance of oral health and also emphasize the need to inculcate preventive measures in children at an early age.
AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore in association with Don Bosco English Medium School, Shirva commemorated the“NATIONAL TOOTH BRUSHING DAY-2021” by conducting awareness and hands on programme on tooth brushing for students of Grade I to X on 6th November 2021 at Don Bosco English Medium School, Shirva.
Ms. Myrtle L F Lewis, Principal, Don Bosco English Medium School, Shirva welcomed the Resource faculty, Dr.Sahana Maben and also encouraged the students to cultivate the good tooth brushing habits recommended by the dental experts.
Dr.Sahana Maben, Clinical Coordinator,AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences spoke about the importance of Oral health and also demonstrated the tooth brushing method for the students. The students performed tooth brushing while watching the demonstration. The programme was conducted in four sessions and nearly 800 students were benefited by the programme.Tooth brushing technique, duration and frequency of tooth brushing; correct time to replace a toothbrush including the importance of oral hygiene was emphasized during the Hands On Session. The Class teacherMr. Jason Castelino proposed the vote of thanks. Mrs.Sandhya, Counsellor compered the programme.