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Announcing World Oral Health Day: Interesting Facts That Will Make You Think More 

Every year on March 20, people around the world observe World Oral Health Day to raise awareness of oral health and the complex relationship it has with general health.

On World Oral Health Day in 2024, remember that good oral hygiene and daily brushing not only lower your chances of developing gum disease and dental caries but also lower your chance of developing chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease.

It is true that having a healthy mouth starts with maintaining good oral health, which in turn affects general wellbeing.

WHO estimates that 3.5 billion. individuals worldwide suffer from oral disorders that are largely avoidable. They may result in suffering, agony, deformity, or even death. According to the World Health Organization, the most prevalent illness in the Global Burden of Disease 2019 report is untreated dental caries, or tooth decay, in permanent teeth.

Individuals with poor oral health can have a variety of reasons, including poor cleanliness, alcohol consumption, tobacco use, and sugar consumption.

World Oral Health Day falls on:

Every year on March 20, people around the world observe World Oral Health Day to raise awareness of oral health and its complex relationship to general health.

World Oral Health Day’s history :

The first World Oral Health Day was observed on September 12, 2007, Dr. Charles Godon’s birthday and the creator of FDI. The FDI World Dental Federation organized it in an effort to increase awareness of the value of good oral hygiene and health around the world.To prevent conflicts with other events and to conform to the international calendar, the FDI decided to reschedule the date to March 20 in 2013. March 20 has been the day of celebration for oral health education, prevention, and advocacy globally for the past ten years.

World Oral Health Day’s theme:

The slogan for the 2024 campaign is “A happy mouth is a happy body.” This campaign emphasizes the complex relationship between dental hygiene and general health, emphasizing the need to practice good oral hygiene to stave off dangerous diseases.

World Oral Health Day’s significance:

Although oral diseases are easily preventable, those who are unaware of this fact may suffer from a variety of dental conditions, including dental caries, periodontal disease (gum disease), edentulism (complete tooth loss), noma, oro-dental trauma, oral cancer, etc. By addressing common risk factors and raising awareness, oral illnesses can be decreased.

A balanced diet, cutting back on alcohol, sugar, and tobacco usage, as well as cessation of tobacco use, can help avoid many of these problems.

Doing a double brush can also be beneficial. Early treatment of these issues can improve people’s quality of life.

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