Happy Oral Health Day

Oral Health Magazine recently shared a post about the global public oral health.

Smarter LifeStyle Network allows dentists to educate patients through videos and interactive tablets where patients can learn more about the latest best oral health practices.  

This article appeared originally on March 20,2017 at Oral Health. Thank you to Oral Health Magazine for giving us permission to share with our audience. 

“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.

The results from a survey carried out in 12 countries, by YouGov on behalf of FDI, exposed a significant gap between what people believe to be good oral health practices, versus what they actually do. Eight of the countries reported that 50 percent or more of the people surveyed think it is important to brush your teeth straight after every main meal. Brazil, Mexico, Egypt and Poland were the worst offenders of this incorrect oral health practice (84%, 81%, 62% and 60% respectively). FDI recommends waiting at least 30 minutes after eating to brush your teeth to avoid weakening tooth enamel.
“These survey results highlight an alarming discrepancy between knowledge and actual good oral health practices,” said Dr Patrick Hescot, FDI President. “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.”

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To learn more about World Oral Health Day. 

This article appeared originally on March 20,2017 at Oral Health. Thank you to Oral Health Magazine for giving us permission to share with our audience. 

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About the Featured Photo: Edgewood Dental Associates uses Smarter LifeStyle Network to engage and educate patients about proper oral health. An associate hands a patient a tablet as he checks in for his appointment. Photo by: Frank Olma, Olma Photography.

About the Featured Photo: Edgewood Dental Associates uses Smarter LifeStyle Network to engage and educate patients about proper oral health. An associate hands a patient a tablet as he checks in for his appointment. Photo by: Frank Olma, Olma Photography.