This Friday, March 20, is World Oral Health Day. There are over 70 countries participating in the event. This year’s theme is “Smile for Life.”
The observance of World Oral Health Day is organized by the FDI World Dental Federation, and works in collaboration with some familiar names in oral care, like Listerine. It is a way for the global dental profession to take action in a worldwide effort to reduce tooth decay and improve dental health under a unifying, simple message.
According the FDI World Dental Federation, the theme “World Oral Health Day 2015, Smile for life!” is intended to have a double meaning: ‘lifelong smile’ and ‘celebrating life’. It also implies positivity and having fun, since people tend to only smile if they are happy and healthy.
Around 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime, even though many of these can be prevented with the right care. World Oral Health Day is intended to not only raise awareness, but also to provide initiative to organize efforts at improving oral health in a positive and upbeat way. It is also to wish everyone a lifelong and healthy smile at all ages.
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