The World Oral Health Day is marked every year on March 20. The day aims to raise global awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene so that governments, health associations and the general public can work together to achieve healthier mouths and happier lives.
The theme for World Oral Health Day 2021-2023 is: Be Proud Of Your Mouth.
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History of the day:
The FDI World Dental Federation launched World Oral Health Day in 2007. The day was originally celebrated on 12th September in remembrance of FDI founder, Dr Charles Godon. Later, it was changed to 20th March in 2013 to avoid conflict with the FDI World Dental Congress in September.
Oral Health Tips:
- Prefer a healthy, less sugar diet to avoid tooth decay.
- Avoid smoking and constrict alcohol intake.
- Consistently maintain oral hygiene practices.
- Visit your dentist once a year.