About The Event
World Oral Health Day .. “Be Proud of Your Mouth”
World Oral Health Day is observed every year on March 20 to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and the impact it has on overall health and well-being. This day is an initiative of the FDI World Dental Federation, a non-profit organization representing more than one million dentists worldwide, and the College of Dentistry at Deraya University will celebrate it tomorrow at the campus.
The theme for World Oral Health Day 2023 is “Be Proud of Your Mouth”. This theme focuses on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene practices and taking care of your oral health to prevent dental problems.
Poor oral health can lead to several health issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, and even heart disease. It is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene practices such as brushing teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist regularly.
What is the aim of the day?
World Oral Health Day aims to promote oral health awareness among people of all ages, from children to the elderly. The day emphasizes the importance of oral health education and preventive measures to maintain good oral health.
The Importance of Oral Health
Oral health is a vital aspect of overall health and well-being. It encompasses the health of the teeth, gums, and other structures in the mouth. Good oral health not only contributes to a healthy mouth but also has a positive impact on overall health.
Poor oral health can lead to several health issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, and even heart disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common oral health problem that affects the gums and bones that support the teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other health problems.
Tooth decay is another common oral health problem that occurs when the bacteria in the mouth produce acid that attacks the tooth enamel. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to cavities, tooth loss, and other health issues.
Oral health problems can also affect other parts of the body. For example, gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Poor oral health during pregnancy can also lead to low birth weight and other complications.
Regular dental check-ups and preventive measures such as brushing and flossing can help prevent oral health problems. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices to prevent dental problems and maintain good overall health.
World Oral Health Day Activities
World Oral Health Day activities are organized worldwide to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. These activities include educational programs, public events, and social media campaigns.
Educational Programs: Educational programs are organized to promote oral health awareness among people of all ages. These programs aim to educate people about good oral hygiene practices, the importance of regular dental check-ups, and preventive measures to maintain good oral health.
Public Events: Public events such as health fairs, free dental check-ups, and oral health camps are organized on World Oral Health Day. These events provide an opportunity for people to learn about oral health, receive free dental check-ups, and access dental care services.
Social Media Campaigns: Social media campaigns are organized to raise awareness about oral health among a wider audience. These campaigns use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share information about oral health, promote good oral hygiene practices, and encourage people to take care of their oral health.
How to Maintain Good Oral Health
Maintaining good oral health is essential to prevent oral health problems and maintaining good overall health. Here are some tips to maintain good oral health
Brush Teeth Twice a Day: Brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque and prevent tooth decay.
Floss Daily: Floss daily to remove food particles and plaque from between teeth.
Use Mouthwash: Use mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath.
The Day will provide a platform for dental professionals, researchers, educators, and students to connect and share their knowledge and expertise. It will also provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the latest advancements in dental care and treatment and seek advice from dental professionals.