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Say Ahh for World Oral Health Day

On Tuesday 20th March, dentists, educators and others involved in promoting health will be joining forces to celebrate World Oral Health Day 2018, an annual event that is organized by FDI World Dental Federation and is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health.

WOHD spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being.

Each year, WOHD focuses on a specific theme, and this year the key message is “Think mouth, think health.”

Your mouth is a mirror

You may not realise it, but your mouth is a mirror that reflects your general health and wellbeing.

Avoiding risk factors, adopting good oral hygiene habits and having regular dental check-ups are all essential not just to help protect your teeth and gums, but also to help protect your body.

Advances in dental research have now shown that maintaining a healthy mouth is crucial to keeping it functioning correctly and for maintaining overall health and quality of life.

It is important to understand that oral diseases can impact every aspect of life, from personal relationships and self-confidence to school to work to even enjoying food.

It’s never too late to start

The good news is it’s never too late to start taking a keener interest in your oral hygiene and taking steps to improve your habits. Ultimately, no matter how early or late you start, your body will thank you for looking after your mouth. And whilst we all like to see a beautiful smile, a healthy smile is much more valuable.

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.

These can be made worse by lifestyle factors such as unhealthy diets (particularly high in sugar), tobacco use, and harmful use of alcohol, all of which are common risk factors contributing not just to oral diseases but also to many other diseases.

You can 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.

Prevention is better than cure

Choosing preventive care is always the best option and supports early detection and treatment, which are crucial to fighting oral diseases and associated health complications – as well as avoiding the pain and discomfort that can be caused when problems are able to develop.

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

Stay happy and healthy with Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic

Here at Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic in Derby, we pride ourselves in providing our clients with high-quality, long lasting care in a happy and comfortable environment and we hope that you appreciate our long-term outlook to your dental care. We encourage preventive techniques which help you to understand how to maintain a healthy mouth, and to keep it free from both tooth decay and gum disease.

To book an appointment now, call us on Derby 01332 916 351 or click here to book your appointment online.

Posted by Bridge Dental and Implant Clinic on 8th March 2018, under Dental health