Truth or Myth? Global Survey for World Oral Health Day Exposes the Truth About our Oral Health Habits

20 March 2017 World Oral Health Day

On the occasion of World Oral Health Day, we are revealing the results from a global survey carried out to determine people’s oral health beliefs and habits. The results exposed a significant gap between what people believe to be good oral health practices, versus what they actually do.

“These survey results highlight an alarming discrepancy between knowledge and actual good oral health practices. We want everyone to take control of their oral health this World Oral Health Day and understand that by adopting good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a regular dental check-up, they can help protect their mouths. A healthy mouth allows us to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease. Good oral health matters and translates to a better quality of life.”
Dr Patrick Hescot, FDI President

Today on 20 March – and every day – say yes to good oral health and Live Mouth Smart at all ages.

For more information visit www.worldoralhealthday.org.

Are people choosing to Live Mouth Smart? infographic