Increase Awareness in Schools

School children on birthdays distribute sweets and chocolates but teachers should recommend to the parents to distribute stationary items instead of sweets.

Teachers should also educate parents about the oral health care.

School based oral health care programmes should inculcate good dietary and oral hygiene practices in children.

School books, of classes III, V and VIII should have a chapter on oral health.

Older children of Class VIII to XII should be educated regarding harmful effects of all oral abusive habits and their consequences.