World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year on 20 March and launches on 20 March 2013. 90% world’s population is suffering from lifetime oral diseases.
That’s why by FDI World Dental Federation and World Oral Health Day involves campaigns by national dental associations from around the world for awareness of oral diseases.
How to Healthy your teeth:
1- Brush your teeth three times a day:-
Brushing your teeth after every meal will prevent food from becoming stuck between your teeth and gums, and will ensure that your teeth are getting the proper cleaning
2- Choose your toothbrush wisely, and replace it often:-
There are a variety of toothbrush options out there, but soft-bristled and electronic toothbrushes are the best options to keep your smile bright and clean.
3- Floss regularly:-
Flossing is extremely important for your dental hygiene. This small step is the only way to remove food that gets stuck between your teeth during the day before it turns into plaque.
4- Give your tongue some attention:-
Your tongue, like your teeth and gums, can play host to a variety of bacteria if left uncleaned. To kick these bacteria to the curb, consider purchasing a tongue scraper, or a toothbrush with a scraper on the back.
4- Limit your coffee intake:-
Most of us rely on our daily cup of coffee to get us through the day, but dark-colored drinks, such as coffee and red wine, can become embedded in the cracks and ridges of your enamel and cause yellowish stains on your teeth that may need to be reversed by teeth whitening. Coffee also contains acid, which can wear out your enamel.
5- Eat a nutritious diet:-
Dentists recommend eating an apple a day because chewing apples can help you clean your teeth and avoid cavities, all while also taking the edge off of your sweet tooth.
6- Decrease sugar intake:-
Sugary drinks and foods such as soda, desserts, and a handful of juices and alcoholic beverages can put you at a higher risk for cavities.
7- Use an antibacterial mouthwash:-
Mixing mouthwash into your daily dental health regimen serves as an added defense against bacteria living in your mouth. Mouthwash gets into the crevices and soft tissue of your mouth that you may not always brush.
8- Stop smoking:-
In addition to causing serious health concerns such as mouth and lung cancer, smoking can also cause tooth discoloration and bad breath. Smokers are more likely to have infected gums, weakened teeth, and a lower success rate of dental implant procedures.