‘Live Mouth Smart’ for World Oral Health Day 2017
This World Oral Health Day 2017, we emphasize ‘Live Mouth Smart’ to protect your own and your family’s oral health helping everyone to live a better quality of life into older age.
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally on 20th March every year with the goal being to highlight the importance that a person’s oral health has on their overall wellbeing.
The theme of the WOHD campaign for 2017 is ‘Live Mouth Smart’, which means –
- Avoiding risk factors
Tobacco, alcohol and a poor diet, particularly one that is high in sugar, will all have a detrimental effect on both your oral and general health. Avoiding risk factors and following a balanced diet rich in good foods will help to prevent conditions such as, gum disease, tooth decay, mouth and other cancers, heart disease, strokes, respiratory disease and diabetes.
- Regular dental check ups
Visits to your dentist throughout all stages of your life are essential for both your mouth and your body. As well as checking the health of your mouth and teeth your dentist may be able to spot other potential problems. As a part of our new patient assessment we offer a free oral cancer scan.
A mouth that is in great shape is vital to your general health and day to day wellbeing. We need our mouths for so much; to taste, chew, swallow, smile and communicate.
‘Live Mouth Smart’ for World Oral Health Day 2017.
This World Oral Health Day, we emphasise ‘Live Mouth Smart’ to protect your own and your family’s oral health helping everyone to live a better quality of life into older age.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of your oral health or make an appointment please get in touch.