Smile for life
Smiling is a beautiful thing; it’s the first thing we notice when meeting a new person. It is contagious. When you see someone smile, it can make you smile. A smile is hugely important to our personalities, self-confidence, relationships and success. Your oral health will have an overall impact on your physical health and wellbeing.
Every year on the 20th March, World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene to looking after everyone, both old and young.
Oral diseases are more serious than people think; 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime. Most common are ones are dental cavities, gum diseases and oral cancer. Nearly half the population are unhappy with their teeth especially with discoloured teeth. Many of them can be avoided with increased governmental, health association and society support and funding for prevention, detection and treatment programmes.
This year, WOHD wants to be sure everyone is taking time to promote oral health in their communities and reach as large an audience as possible. Everybody can take part in this initiative: health associations, specialist groups, member organisations and partners, governmental groups, students, teachers, the public generally. You need to be proactive and help reduce the overall disease burden. 61% of adults in England, 60% in Northern Ireland and 69% in both Wales and Scotland now attend their dentists regularly.
If you want further detail, click here: World Oral Health Day
Did you know it takes 43 muscles to frown but only 17 to smile?
Don’t be afraid to show your teeth and SMILE as it makes the world a better place 😊
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