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¿Verdad o mito? Una encuesta realizada con motivo del Día Mundial de la Salud Bucodental muestra la verdad sobre nuestros hábitos de salud bucodental

20 March 2017
Spanish

Ginebra, Suiza – Hoy, en el Día Mundial de la Salud Bucodental, la Federación Dental Internacional (FDI) desmonta mitos forjados sobre los buenos hábitos de salud bucodental, y alienta a todas las personas a informarse mejor y a actuar en consecuencia. La salud bucodental es parte de la salud y el bienestar general, y afecta a todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas.

Mythe ou réalité ? Une enquête mondiale menée à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de la santé bucco-dentaire révèle la vérité sur nos habitudes de santé bucco-dentaire

20 March 2017
French

Genève, Suisse​ – Aujourd’hui, dans le cadre de la Journée mondiale de la santé bucco-dentaire, la Fédération dentaire internationale (FDI) s’attaque aux mythes et aux croyances vivaces dans différents pays du monde en matière de bonnes pratiques de santé bucco-dentaire, afin d’encourager chacun à mieux s’informer et à agir. La santé bucco-dentaire est une composante intégrale de la santé générale et du bien-être ; elle a des incidences sur tous les aspects de notre vie.

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

20 March 2017
English

Geneva, Switzerland – Today on World Oral Health Day, FDI World Dental Federation is myth busting what people around the world believe to be good oral health practices, encouraging them to become better informed and take action. Oral health is integral to our general health and well-being; impacting every aspect of our lives.

Are people choosing to Live Mouth Smart? infographic

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.

Dr Mariano Sanz portrait

Regenerative therapies are a field where much progress has been made

15 March 2017
Congress

Dr Mariano Sanz, Professor and Chairman of Periodontology at the University Complutense, Madrid, talks about regenerative therapies in the treatment of periodontitis and long-term perspectives for antimicrobial strategies in the prevention of oral diseases.

NOMA is a severe disease

WHO releases information materials for early detection and control of noma cases

09 March 2017
WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) just launched an information brochure, and derived poster, on early detection and management of noma in the African region.

3M logo

3M becomes newest member of FDI’s Vision 2020 partnership

09 March 2017
Vision 2020

3M is the latest partner to join the Vision 2020 family, an FDI initiative to raise the political profile of oral health among governments and other decision makers at both a national and international level.

A boy plays with sugar next to a glass of coke

From Mexico to Switzerland, more countries are contemplating sugar tax

09 March 2017
Sugar

As Mexico’s sugar tax leads to a fall in consumption for a second year in a row since its inception, Switzerland explores the possibility of joining the over half a dozen other countries with a sugar tax already in place.

Representation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

WHO reveals list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria posing the greatest threat to human health

09 March 2017
Antimicrobial Resistance

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of 12 families of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed, calling on hospital infection-control experts and pharmaceutical researchers to focus on these “priority pathogens”.

World Oral Health Day 2017

Celebrate World Oral Health Day this 20 March

09 March 2017
World Oral Health Day

In a world where 3.9 billion people suffer from oral disease, raising awareness on the importance of good oral health and its impact on general health and well-being is more relevant than ever.