World Oral Health Day: Joining with Dentists across the World to Promote the Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
20 March 2017
A massive 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases during their life time – that’s 9 out of every 10 people you know! Thankfully many of these diseases can be treated with the right support for prevention, detection and treatment.
On the 20th March each year, the World Dental Federation organises the World Oral Health Day to highlight the importance of oral health.
If you are familiar with Redmires Dental Care you will know that we are passionate about ensuring all of our patients are well equipped to maintain good standards of oral health. We don’t just want to provide solutions when you have toothache, we aim to ensure there’s a pain-free smile on your face throughout your life by promoting good oral health – helping to prevent problem happening in the first place.
World Oral Health Day is a great time to join with dentists and dental organisations across the world and remind you of this!
Improving Oral Health in the UK
It’s a particularly timely reminder for everyone in the UK. Statistics were recently released stating that over 40,000 under-18s are having decayed teeth removed through the NHS each year.
Oral hygiene is clearly suffering in our country.
We want to be part of the solution, celebrating and promoting the benefits of good oral health here in Sheffield, the UK and across the world.
As it says on the World Oral Health Day website: “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 – 5, 25, 65 or 85 years – oral health is vital to your general health and well-being.”
Live Mouth Smart
The great news is that we can all start today!
2017’s campaign is to Live Mouth Smart by adopting good oral hygiene habits (such as visiting the dentist regularly and brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes) and avoiding risk factors (such as smoking, alcohol and sugar rich diets).
Did you know that there’s a correlation between good oral health and a longer life?
Many people forget how connected our oral health and our general physical health are. Taking care of your teeth and your mouth can lead to benefits throughout your body. Avoiding risk factors can have a positive impact on other health problems such as heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.
Take a positive step on World Oral Health Day by booking one of our thorough healthy mouth checks. We would love to discuss how we can support you in your quest to improve your oral hygiene and take positive steps towards a healthy life.