PLEDGE FOR BETTER ORAL HEALTH
World Oral Health Day 2020 – Unite For Mouth Health
This year’s World Oral Health Day on 20 March, comes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest health crisis the world has faced in more than a century. Although it demands less-pressing attention, oral disease is a global health epidemic and should not be overlooked. More than half the world’s population, an estimated 3.58 billion people, suffer from oral diseases, many of which are preventable.
As well as having the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile, taking care of your mouth is essential for good health and well-being, at every age. In most cases, a good oral hygiene routine, regular dental check-ups and a healthy lifestyle will prevent tooth decay and gum disease, the most common oral health problems.
So, what should – or could – you do to improve your oral health? The World Oral Health Day team have some suggestions!
I pledge to:
- Brush my teeth even when I’m tired
- Replace my worn-out toothbrush
- Start cleaning in-between
- Make time to visit the dentist
- Cut down on sugary treats
- Always keep my mouth clean
You can inspire others to improve their oral health by sharing your pledge with the world here.
Let’s #UniteForMouthHealth! #WOHD20
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