Happy World Oral Health Day, celebrate on 20 March and be part of the global movement!
It’s almost time to ‘Say Ahh’ and tell the world to ‘Think Mouth, Think Health’. Don’t miss a chance to celebrate World Oral Health Day (WOHD) this 20 March.
Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health
A healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand. The 2018 WOHD campaign encourages people to make the connection between their oral health and their general health and well-being, and prompts them to recognize the impact that one has on the other.
What you need to know
With WOHD around the corner, here is a reminder of this year’s key messages:
- Oral health is much more than a nice smile
- Oral health and general health have a close two-way relationship
- The mouth cannot be considered in isolation from the rest of the body
- Most oral diseases share the same social determinants and some common risk factors with other diseases
- Celebrate WOHD on 20 March and be part of the global movement
Find out more about their meaning and how to promote them in the WOHD Campaign Toolkit.
How to get involved?
A range of multi-lingual resources are available to help you organize a successful WOHD campaign:
- Download and print the WOHD posters ‘at home’, ‘at the dentist’, ‘for children’:
- Send the oral health professional advertisement to a local magazine
- Can’t decide on one poster? Make your own with the poster web app
- Distribute copies of the WOHD brochure at your dental practice
- Use the advocacy guide to help you demand ‘oral health in all policies’
- Share the social media assets and get social
- Organizing an event? Submit it to the global map and be eligible for a WOHD award
- Share the WOHD video
Keep the momentum rolling
FDI will continue to promote WOHD, but relies on individual action worldwide to roll out the campaign in each country and create a truly global movement. However big or small the celebration, it contributes to improving the oral health of populations globally.
This 20 March – and beyond – Think Mouth, Think Health and encourage others to protect their mouth and body at all ages.