Act on mouth health- An Overview of World Oral Health Day

March 20, 2019

Oral health is the most essential part of our overall well being. A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body. Most of us are unaware that our oral health is linked with each and every body system and vice versa. Is a simple ritual of brushing teeth is enough for your health?

World Dental Federation took this initiative to practice your oral health routine mindfully and consider your pearly whites more wisely.

Oral Health – the most neglected condition

Have you ever visited a dentist when your teeth are perfectly fine? Why do you only visit a dentist when your dental problems get worse?

More than 80% of people have some sort of dental problems worldwide, and most of them deny to get those problems treated. Our lifestyle has changed and so has our oral health. It is, therefore, necessary to figure out our habits, lifestyle to get our dental problems fixed as soon as possible.

About World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is a global oral health campaign and a platform for the public, health communities and policymakers to help decrease the oral disease burden. It is celebrated globally every 20th of March.

FDI encourages all the members of the government, non-government, media, and different dental associations to support, organize funds and participate in the WOHD activities and campaigns to involve the maximum public to improve oral health.

About FDI

FDI is an international membership-based organization which serves as the main representative body for more than 1 million dentists globally. They are active in 200 national Dental Associations and specialist groups of around 130 countries.

As a health community, FDI aims to have campaigns, congresses, and projects to address oral diseases on a global platform and create awareness about the oral and overall health of the masses.

FDI has initiated a number of projects like

  1. Empowering children to brush twice a day
  2. Preventing Caries Worldwide
  3. Endodontics in General Practice
  4. Global Periodontal Health Project
  5. Oral Cancer
  6. Oral health observatory and many more.

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Author Bio: Dr. Vidhi Bhanushali is the Co-Founder and Chief Dental Surgeon at DentalDost. A recipient of the Pierre Fauchard International Merit Award, she is a holistic dentist who believes that everyone should have access to oral healthcare, irrespective of class and geography. She strongly believes that tele-dentistry is the way to achieve that. Dr. Vidhi has also spoken at various dental colleges, addressing the dental fraternity about dental services and innovations. She is a keen researcher and has published various papers on recent advances in dentistry.

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1 Comment

  1. Hayley Largin

    This wonderful and very well written article reminded me of when I had big problems with teeth, cavities, and pain, yellow and ugly teeth, then I found a simple way to rebuild my teeth and gums and get rid of tooth decay.
    (maybe it will help someone) Thanks!
    Keep doing a great job!

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