According to the WHO, Oral health is a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral
sores, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, and other diseases and
disorders that affect the oral cavity. Oral health is the state of the mouth, teeth and orofacial structures that enables an
individual to perform functions such as eating, chewing etc. Dental health and Oral health is an essential part of overall
health and well-being of an individual. In immunocompromised individuals with poor oral hygiene, bacteria from mouth
can enter the bloodstream and cause infection in other parts of the body. Some of the most common dental problems are
Dental Caries, gum problems, root infections, sensitivity, discolouration of teeth, malocclusion and halitosis. Most dental
problems are completely treatable and can be treated in their early stages. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene
from early childhood to avoid most dental problems. Parents should make sure kids brush their teeth for at least 2 mins.
Poor oral hygiene can cause increased level of bacteria which further leads to serious oral infections. Prevention is better
than cure therefore, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene throughout ones life.