Today is World Oral Health Day (WOHD). Celebrated globally each year on March 20th, this day is meant to bring awareness about oral health for people of all ages and to highlight the importance of keeping your mouth healthy whether you are young or old. The campaign includes a wide range of awareness-raising activities organized by dentists, dental students, national dental associations and corporate partners.
This year’s theme is Live Mouth Smart. This theme is set to raise awareness for: good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having regular dental check-ups from early in life which can help maintain optimal oral health into old age.
There are many ways to Live MOUTH SMART and make sure you have set yourself up for a healthy future. The theme empowers people to take control of their oral health – throughout life – so they can enjoy a healthy, functional mouth from childhood into old age.
Oral health means the health of the mouth. A healthy mouth allows you to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease. No matter what your age- oral health is vital to your general health and well-being.
FDI World Dental Federation began the tradition of World Oral Health Day in 2013 to raise awareness of maintaining good oral health and its significance in safeguarding general health and well-being.