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World Oral Health Day

On 20 March every year the globe celebrates World Oral Health Day, an initiative of the FDI World Dental Federation .

This year's campaign is Live Mouth Smart. It encourages good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a regular dental check-up from early in life can help maintain optimal oral health into old age. There are many ways you can Live Mouth Smart and make sure you have set yourself up for a healthy future. Make smart decisions when you:

  Adopt good oral hygiene habits from early in life and have regular dental check-ups. This helps you maintain optimal oral health into old age and ensures you live not only a longer life, but also one free from the physical pain and often emotional suffering caused by oral disease.
  Safeguard your oral health, which has a positive impact on your general health and well-being, helping you live a better quality of life into old age.
  Avoid risk factors such as tobacco, harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets – especially those rich in sugar – which helps protect your oral health and prevent other conditions such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.
  Understand good oral health is much more than a nice smile and oral disease can impact every aspect of your life – including your ability to perform basic functions.
  Get involved with World Oral Health Day activities on 20 March, and demonstrate your commitment to protect your own and your family’s oral health.

Oral health is much more than a nice smile. Basic oral functions that are core to life – including the ability to speak, smile, sigh and kiss, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a world of emotions through facial expressions – are affected and how this relates to their overall well-being. For more information on World Oral Health Day visit the link below: