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What is World Oral Health Day?

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated all around the world every year on 20 March.  WOHD celebrates the benefits of a healthy mouth and promotes the issues around poor oral health and the importance oral hygiene is when looking after teeth, young and old.

Traditionally World Oral Health Day is a day full of activities that make patients laugh, sing and smile!

Why is WOHD Important?

Because 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime and many of these are avoidable.

World Oral Health Day also offers dentists a platform to take action and help reduce the overall oral health disease burden in their community.

Why celebrate?

World Oral Health Day is celebrated globally every year on 20 March to highlight the importance of oral health for a healthy body.

What is the theme for WOHD 2017?


Good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a regular dental check-up from early in life can help maintain optimal oral health into old age.  There are many ways you can Live MOUTH SMART and make sure you have set yourself up for a healthy future.

There are many ways you can Live MOUTH SMART

Make sure you have set yourself up for a healthy future. Make smart decisions when you:

brush your teeth

Adopt good oral hygiene habits

From early in life and have regular dental check-ups. This helps you maintain optimal oral health into old age and ensures you live not only a longer life, but also one free from the physical pain and often emotional suffering caused by oral disease.

safegaurd your future

Safeguard your oral health,

Which has a positive impact on your general health and well-being, helping you live a better quality of life into old age.

risk factors

Avoid risk factors

Such as tobacco, harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets – especially those rich in sugar – which helps protect your oral health and prevent other conditions such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.


Understand good oral health is much more than a nice smile

Oral disease can impact every aspect of your life – including your ability to perform basic functions.

participate in WOHD

Get involved with World Oral Health Day activities on 20 March,

Demonstrate your commitment to protect your own and your family’s oral health.

World Oral Health Day 2017

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