FIJEEHA (Forum for Indian Journalists On Education, Environment, Health & Agriculture) in association with Clove Dental organised a workshop for media personnel at Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27, Chandigarh. Around 40 journalist participated in the workshop. The workshop was aimed to impart the healthy tips on Oral Care to media fraternity.
Doctors from Clove Dental stressed that prevention in terms of good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups is a must, as visiting a dentist under emergent situation is only like band-aid on the immediate problem but does not provide any long-term solution to poor dental health. Most common unhealthy oral habits include thumb and finger sucking, tongue thrusting, and teeth grinding which are widely seen in children of 3-6 years of age which affects the child’s permanent or adult teeth.
“It is necessary that parents only use positive connotations attached to dental visits. Terms like drilling, painful, needles should be avoided as it creates a stressful experience for the child which leads to neglect of dental health. In fact, at Clove Dental, technology has enabled us to use latest pain-management techniques to eliminate additional pain” said Dr Pankaj Kaushik, Zonal Clinical Head, Chandigarh.
Doctors form India’s leading dental care chain also informed on several ways to avoid cavities like reducing transmission of infection from parent to child through pacifiers or spoons, ensuring adequate supply of fluoride, avoiding intake of tit-bit snacks and regular dental check-ups.
“FIJEEHA is a development communication platform and conducts regular dialogues on key issues in areas of health, environment, agriculture and education,” said Dr Navneet Anand, former journalist and President of this informal group of journalists having membership from 18 states.