To spread awareness on the importance of oral hygiene, the Indian Dental Association (IDA), Chandigarh branch, will organise a walkathon at Sukhna Lake on the occasion of World Oral Health Day (March 20).
The event is being organised in collaboration with the Oral Health Centre, PGI, and other dental colleges of the Tricity. The theme for this year is ‘Smile for Life’.
UT Health Secretary Anurag Agarwal will flag off the walk, to be attended by members of the IDA, students and faculty of Oral Health Centre and general public.
At the event, Professor Ashok Utreja, president, IDA, will deliver a talk on the importance of the World Oral Health Day.
As per dental experts, “The principal oral health problems include dental caries, periodontal diseases, malocclusion and oral cancer. As a preventive measure, one should brush with fluoride toothpaste twice a day.”
Also of preventive value is reducing the intake of sugary foods and drinks as well as cutting tobacco use and intake of alcohol.
Oral health can also be improved by rinsing with a fluoride-based mouthwash and chewing sugar-free gum after meals when on-the-go.