Going to a dentist is a painful experience for most of the children but it can also turn out to be fun and provide a storehouse of information. The children of classes IV and V discovered this when a visit by Dr Saurabh was organised on 24th July, to carry forward their learning about ‘Teeth and Microbes’.
He addressed the students on the “Oral Hygiene Awareness Initiative”. He spoke to the children about dental hygiene in a session that turned out to be both captivating and informative. He showed an interesting presentation to the children which had them glued to their seats. In it he explained the reason why our teeth are so important for eating, smiling and talking to each other.
The children were made aware of the most common enemies of their sparkling pearls- cavities, gum diseases and mal-aligned teeth. They were also told how to fight the aches, pains and sleepless nights that these enemies give to them.
The children were shown images of cavities so that they could identify if a tooth was infected. Various treatments such as Filling the Teeth with Plaster and Silver, Root Canal Treatment and Teeth Cleaning etc. were explained to the avid audience.
The students on their part were full of queries and Dr Saurabh kept them involved with pop questions, fun facts and information.
They were told the “Famous Five” golden principles of dental hygiene- brushing twice a day, using proper toothpaste and brush, how to best use the toothbrush, avoiding sticky food and visiting the dentist every 6 months.
Having learnt a valuable lesson the students took a solemn Dental Oath:
“I promise to brush at least twice a day,
I promise to visit the dentist once in every 6 months”.