Dr Shirish Khedgikar
Periodontics is the department of dentistry coping with ailments of gums and underlying bone. Specialists of this department are often known as periodontists and their national-level affiliation declared August 1 as Oral Hygiene Day. Founding father of Indian Affiliation of Periodontology (ISP) Dr G B Shankwalkar was a doyen of Indian periodontics and Oral Hygiene Day is widely known in India, in his reminiscence, on his beginning anniversary. Good oral hygiene is the important thing to general well being. Gums that bleed, breath that smells dangerous and enamel that ache are all indicators of poor oral hygiene. Micro organism grown in unhealthy mouth can get into bloodstream and unfold all around the human physique. Oral hygiene is uncared for by the general public and oral infections in them could trigger heart problems, endocarditis, pneumonia, neurologic stroke, diabetes mellitus and oral cancers. Low weight child births in pregnant ladies are additionally frequent after periodontitis, which is irritation of gums. Being pregnant and oral contraceptive drugs affect oral well being. Periodontal ailments both predispose or exacerbates diabetic situation. Wholesome gums are pink and don’t bleed after brushing and flossing. To keep up and maintain them wholesome, brushing for 3 minutes, twice a day, in scientific method, flossing as soon as day by day is important. Common cleansing (scaling) after check-up by dentist twice in a yr, can also be suggested. Smoking and chewing of tobacco merchandise trigger staining of enamel, which impacts not solely the final and oral well being, however general persona. Therefore, all are suggested to keep up good oral hygiene for retaining the physique and thoughts wholesome.
(The author is affiliate professor at Authorities Dental Faculty and Hospital, Aurangabad).