18 Mar World Oral Health Day on 20th March
On the 20th of March we remind all people around the world to look after their oral health. Oral disease not only affects individuals but is a significant burden to health systems and economies in every country. Oral disease can cause pain, discomfort, and lead to a loss of self-esteem. Some gum and teeth diseases are linked to serious general health issues.
Be proud of your mouth, value and take care of it!
Good oral health helps to live a longer and healthier life.
FACT: Just like other major diseases, prevention, early detection and treatment of oral diseases is important to stop any negative effects on the rest of your body.
Your mouth is the gateway to your body
Oral health is vital for your general health and well-being.
- Edentualism: tooth loss should not be accepted as a natural course of ageing. Loss of teeth makes chewing more difficult and can lead to poor nutrition.
- Respiratory disease: dental infections have been associated with a higher risk of pneumonia.
- Diabetes: maintaining a healthy mouth could have a positive impact on the management of diabetes.
- Oral cancer: reduce your risk of oral cancer by avoiding tobacco and limiting alcohol use.
- Cardiovascular disease: good oral health could help in the prevention of heart disease and stroke.
- Preterm babies: gum disease has been associated with a higher risk of preterm and low-birthweight babies.
Good oral health can help you live a longer, healthier life