Today is World Oral Health Day! Celebrated annually on March 20, World Oral Health Day is an international day to celebrate the health benefits of good oral health and to promote awareness of proper oral health and oral hygiene practices around the world. World Oral Health Day is hosted by the World Dental Federation, whose mission is to be the voice of dentistry, promote oral health for everyone, support member associations and advance the ethics, science and practice of dentistry.
The official theme of the 2019 World Oral Health Day (WOHD) campaign is “Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health.” Through this campaign, the World Dental Federation (WDF) is asking individuals to take concrete action to protect their oral health.
Oral diseases can impact every aspect of life and are associated with many general health conditions. This World Oral Health Day, the World Dental Federation wants people to make the connection between their oral health and general health and understand the impact that one has on the other.
Here at Northeast Delta Dental, one of the many ways that we work to increase awareness of oral disease among our subscribers, is through our Health through Oral Wellness® (HOW®) program. The HOW® program helps patients to better understand their risk for oral disease and encourages them to have a conversation with their dentist about their oral health risk.
Knowing how to protect your mouth and body at all ages contributes to a better quality of life. World Oral Health Day encourages all stakeholders to work together to secure optimal oral health for all and commit to “Act on Mouth Health”.
Additional resources are available at www.worldoralhealthday.org
Image courtesy of the World Dental Federation.