Sunday, 3 March, 2024

19 Mar 2015 | Press Release

news > News and Events > Page 1

World Oral Health Day (March 20)

Oral Health Promotion

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) urges all Australians to dedicate some of their time to oral health as part of World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on Friday 20 March 2015.


90% of the world's population will suffer from oral disease in their lifetime. The three main oral diseases are tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. Individuals, communities and governments can all play a role in avoiding and ameliorating the impact of most oral disease by investing in support for oral health education and promotion, prevention and treatment.

The theme for WOHD 2015 is "Smile for life!". This theme's double meaning urges us to value a lifelong smile and to celebrate life. It encourages us to be more positive and have a more fun. People usually smile if they are happy and enjoy a healthy life.

Dr Peter Alldritt, Chair of the Oral Health Committee, said: "Smiling has many social and health benefits, from boosting your immune system, lowering your blood pressure, and making you appear more charismatic. Not only is it great to have a reason to smile, it's actually good for you!

"There are many simple ways we can easily improve our oral health. Good dental habits require a little bit of time and effort, but the benefits are lifelong and worthwhile."

For WOHD 2015 and beyond, prioritise your oral health by:

  • Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Have a balanced diet, and limit sugary foods and drinks
  • Chew sugar free gum after meals
  • Drink plenty of tap water
  • Stop smoking
  • Wear a mouth guard for sport
  • See your dentist for a check-up and professional clean regularly

For more information on WOHD 2015, see: http://www.worldoralhealthday.org

Related Contacts

Clinical

Clinical

From the editor

Techniques

Stream the latest dental videos...
Expert talk: VITA VIONIC VIGO®

Sponsored Links...

Upcoming Events...

Mar 06 2024
Mar 09 2024
Mar 12 2024
Mar 13 2024
Mar 13 2024
Mar 14 2024

Expodental 2024

Madrid, SPAIN

Mar 15 2024
Mar 16 2024
Mar 21 2024

ADX24 Sydney

Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Mar 22 2024
Apr 05 2024
Apr 12 2024
Apr 16 2024

Dentists Behaving 'Very' Badly

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Apr 19 2024
Apr 19 2024

IDEM Singapore 2024

Singapore, SINGAPORE

Apr 23 2024
Apr 24 2024
May 01 2024
May 02 2024
May 09 2024
May 11 2024
May 14 2024
May 22 2024
May 24 2024
May 29 2024
May 30 2024
May 31 2024

Scottish Dental Show 2024

Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM

May 31 2024

Famdent Show Mumbai 2024

Mumbai, INDIA

Jun 01 2024
Jun 06 2024
Jun 09 2024
Jun 11 2024
Jun 22 2024
Jul 16 2024
Jul 25 2024
Aug 23 2024
Aug 29 2024

Practical Endodontics Workshop

Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Sep 07 2024
Sep 14 2024
Sep 26 2024
Oct 03 2024
Oct 10 2024
Oct 17 2024

ADOHTA 2024 National Congress

Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Oct 24 2024
Nov 13 2024
Nov 29 2024
Mar 25 2025

IDS 2025

Cologne, GERMANY

May 08 2025