Since prevention is better than cure. So, Abhaya Centres based prevention of Oral diseases is of utmost importance. Creating awareness among different age groups of female patients will play a pivot role in dealing with women oral health issues.
Abhaya initiative prevents, control oral diseases and conditions by building the knowledge, tools and networks that promote healthy behaviors and effective oral health practices and programmes. Various oral health care programmes will be organized in the rural, remote areas or for the deprived women whose oral health is most neglected. Your role is of uttermost importance in reducing apprehensions of women while she passes through different stages of her life.
It’s your duty to ensure that everyone, regardless of stage of life gets the oral health care they need to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Hormone level changes effect women’s oral health care needs. The rise in hormone levels during puberty lead to swollen, sensitive gums and mouth sores. Long-term use of oral contraceptives can result in gingivitis, as it contains progesterone or estrogen. Besides this, women taking oral contraceptives highly susceptible to developing dry socket.
During pregnancy women become more receptive to oral health information and treatment. For some women with low socioeconomic status this may be the only time to receive dental care. These simple attentions during pregnancy can help uplift oral hygiene status of mother as well as the offspring. The incorporation of periodontal care with obstetric management may improve pregnancy outcomes and overall periodontal health in women.
The gender specific oral health concerns must be addressed by you at Abhaya Centre so as to provide quality oral health care. These Centers will provide a healthy environment for women to interact with the dental health specialists and eliminate women oral health issues and raises the wellbeing. Healthy women, having sound physique and mental development provide a firm foundation for the national developments. So, every effort should be made to address the special needs and considerations regarding women health issues. Abhaya Centres creates a unique opportunity to educate women throughout their lifespan, including pregnancy, about the importance of good oral hygiene and care services.
You can turn your dental clinic into Abhaya Centre for oral health intervention for the following reasons:
- You have detailed knowledge about the oral structure and can spend ample time with patient.
- Oral examination reveals the slightest deviation in the oral cavity.
- Time spent with the patient in the waiting room or in the treatment area can be utilized for patient education by running educational videos.
- The increased frequency and regularity of patient’s visits in dental clinic can prove valuable for intervention education and motivation.
- Register Online.
- After the Registration process attend the course.
Making your Dental clinic Abhaya Centre will enable you to impart extended service to your patient by better utilization of the treatment time and valuable education. As soon as the clinic has been certified as Abhaya Centre you will get the following
Abhaya Tool Kit
Dentist Data card - which would have all the necessary initial information for the dentist, with which he/she needs to get equipped to start treating women. The ready to use CD has excellent information with supportive graphic and videos, so as to make it comprehensive and easy to understand.
Patients Data card – has educational material to watch in the waiting area of the clinic. The CD is extremely informative and provides information in simple language and in the most graphic style to convey the message in the best possible way.
Manual – provides ready at-hand information, a guide that can readily be applied. The comprehensive information is designed to facilitate the dentist in the process of tobacco intervention.
Poster – can be displayed to deliver necessary impetus to the patient. It is not only informative and educative, but is designed to add an extra hue to the clinic’s appearance.
Handouts – ensure that all your efforts are taken back home. The handout would serve as a reminder to your patient about oral health issues and its implication to overall health.
Software for recording Patient data – is installed on the clinic’s computer and is easy to use. This software keeps track of every detail of all the patients precisely, and can be retrieved any time. This is an effective educational tool for the patient to show his/her report card of progress.
Abhaya Center are Certified Dental clinics where the Dentist offer counseling to women, behavior therapy, self-help materials and educational data card. These clinics form the supportive infrastructure for improving oral health, where the dentist is a trained professional having the skill sets to advance periodontal monitoring and excellent oral hygiene advice. This is especially important for women who may be noticing changes in their mouths during times of hormonal fluctuation. To help ensure good oral (and overall) health, be sure to:
- See a Dental professional at Abhaya Center for cleaning at least twice a year.
Visit Abhaya Center for problems with your gum tissue and these can be :-
- Bleeding gums during brushing
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Treat gums which have pulled away from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus between the teeth and gums
- Loose or separating teeth
- A change in the way your bite
- A change in the dentures fitting
Despite taking better care of your teeth and gums, remember your hormones are working against you and steering you toward gum disease and bone loss. Schedule an appointment with us to discuss your gum health and how you can improve your oral hygiene.
The Dental professional at Abhaya Centers will check you for gum disease:
- Inspecting the redness, swelling and inflammation of your gums. Check the oral cavity for presence of tartar or calculus (hardened plaque) beneath the gum line. Also check for any recession of gums.
- Next use an instrument called a periodontal probe to check if the gums bleed on being probed, check and measure the periodontal pockets. Deeper pockets usually are a symptom of advanced disease.
Check for loose teeth.
By scheduling a dental X-rays to check for bone loss to assess if teeth are anchored.
Inform the dental professionals about any medications you are taking and changes in the health history.