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Good oral health can help you live a longer, healthier life.

World Oral Health Day 2021 aims to educate people about oral health and encourage people to take action.

For the next three years, 2021-2023, the overarching theme for the WOHD campaign is “Be Proud of Your Mouth.”

With this call to action, Cardiff Dental joins in motivating people to value and take care of their mouth and understand that by doing so, they can also help protect their overall health and wellbeing.

7 Key Oral Health Messages for World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day 2021 is only a couple of days away. Everyone can help address the oral disease burden by sharing these 7 key messages about good oral health at every stage of life.

#1. Look After Oral Health for Overall Health

Just like any other major diseases, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases is important to prevent any negative effects on the rest of your body.

#2. Protect your Mouth while you’re on-the-go

Chewing sugar-free gum is proven beneficial to dental health as it helps neutralise plaque acids.

#3. Learn Good Oral Health Habits for Children

It is important to care for your teeth and mouth because germs can cause toothache, tooth decay and holes in your teeth.

#4. Take Charge of Your Oral Health

Tooth decay is the most common dental health problem in the world, caused by an unhealthy diet high in sugar and exposure to other health risk factors.

#5. Maintain a Balanced, Low-Sugar Diet

Consuming excessive amounts of sugar from drinks, snacks, and processed foods not only causes tooth decay but also contributes to obesity and increases the risk of diabetes.

#6. Practice a Good Hygiene Routine

Oral diseases, like tooth decay and gum disease, can impact every aspect of life, from relationships and self-confidence through to school, work and the ability to interact with others.

Oral diseases are preventable, though, so it’s important to practice a good oral hygiene routine every day.

#7. Visit your Cardiff Dentist Regularly

Oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people and are often linked to other serious health issues.

These often lead to pain, discomfort, social isolation, loss of self-confidence, and lost hours at work or school, too.

Celebrating World Oral Health Day 2021

Start looking after your mouth; your body will thank you.

Consult with your Cardiff dentist today!

Call (02) 4954 6888 or visit us at 34B Kelton St. in Cardiff.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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