On March 20, people celebrate the World Oral Health Day (WOHD), and specialists offer some useful tips for having a right oral hygiene. We all know that a smile could tell a lot about a person. Sometimes, in our everyday routines, we forget how important oral hygiene is. If your teeth are healthy, then you will feel more confident and smiling and more beautiful.
Dentists offer useful advice regarding oral hygiene
This year, the theme of WOHD is “Live Mouth Smart,” encouraging people to be in charge of their oral health so that they could enjoy a healthy mouth from childhood all the way to the old age. A healthy mouth will allow a person to chew, touch, taste, smell, smile and speak with confidence, without experiencing discomfort, pain or confronting any diseases.
Not everybody knows that oral hygiene is vital for people’s overall health. Back in 2008, it was the first time when people celebrated the World Oral Health Day, being a decision taken in 2007 at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Dubai. Initially, specialists had chosen September 12 to celebrate WOHD. The date was in correspondence to Charles Godon’s birthday, the Founder of FDI.
A beautiful smile is the sign of healthy teeth
Experts all over the world argue that oral illnesses represent significant public health challenges. Approximately 90% of the population of our planet will suffer from an oral disease sometime during their life, like caries and periodontal illness. Since 2001, The American Journal of Dentistry reported a rise in the prevalence of caries in children’s primary and permanent teeth, but also in adults.
Unfortunately, statistics indicate that somewhere between 60% and 90% of school children globally have dental cavities. To help annihilate all these problems, specialists around the world decided to raise awareness on World Oral Health Day, indicating that irrespective of age, people everywhere should take care of their oral hygiene as best as they could, unveiling the terrible effects of several oral illnesses.
Dentists provide data on simple and preventive steps which could be followed by people to prevent severe oral diseases and to keep a proper oral hygiene. Experts listed things like chewing sugar-free gum after every on-the-go meal or drink, scheduling for regular check-ups and brushing teeth with fluoride-containing toothpaste at least twice per day. If you want to stay healthy, preventing oral diseases and smiling with confidence, then you should follow doctors’ advice.
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