World Oral Health Day -20th March 2018

Key Messages for World Oral Health Day

20th March 2018

Putney Dental Surgery Supports WOHD 2018

• Oral health is much more than a nice smile
• Oral health and general health have a close two-way relationship
• The mouth cannot be considered in isolation from the rest of the body
• Most oral diseases share the same social determinants and some common risk factors with other diseases
• Celebrate World Oral Health Day on 20 March and be part of the global movement



A healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand. Maintaining a healthy mouth is crucial to keeping it functioning correctly and for maintaining overall health and quality of life.Oral diseases can impact every aspect of life, from personal relationships and self-confidence to school to work to even enjoying food.

Oral health and general health have a two-way relationship

The mouth is the mirror to the body and offers clues about the status of general health, revealing nutritional deficiencies and signs of other diseases.

Adopt good oral hygiene habits and have regular dental check-ups to contribute to a lifetime of well-being and better quality of life as you age.

The mouth cannot be isolated from the rest of the body
Many general health conditions increase the risk of oral diseases, such as diabetes increasing the risk of gum disease, and problems in the mouth can also negatively impact the rest of the body.

Choose preventive care as the best option, always, and know that early detection and treatment are crucial to fighting oral diseases and associated health complications.

Most oral diseases share common risk factors with other diseases

Oral health is essential to general health and well-being. Unhealthy diets (particularly high in sugar), tobacco use, and harmful use of alcohol, are common risk factors contributing to oral diseases and other diseases.

Protect your mouth and body by adopting good oral hygiene habits, eating a healthy diet – low in sugar and high in fruits and vegetables, quitting tobacco use, and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption.

It’s never too early or too late to start looking after your mouth; your body will thank you.
• Brush twice a Day
• See you Dentist twice a Year

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