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Love your smile this World Oral Health Day

Indulging in sweets and chocolates is what the run up to Easter is all about, right? It’s just a week to go before we immerse ourselves in the festivities: the egg hunts, family gatherings, kids off school, screaming ‘‘I want more chocolate.’’ Everyone knows what day Easter is, but do you know that the 20th March is World Oral Health Day?

Every year on the 20th of March, World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated, it was founded by Dr Charles Godon and is a day to unite the world against oral diseases. A day to spread awareness, knowledge and understanding of maintaining good oral health care habits at every point of your life.

The theme for 2024 is ‘’A happy mouth is… a happy body,’’ focussing on the direct link between your oral health and the effect it can have on the rest of your body. Almost half of the world’s population suffer from oral diseases, that’s nearly 3.5 billion people.

It’s well-known that poor oral health can lead to gum disease, tooth loss and tooth ache but what you may not be aware of, is that poor oral care can increase your risk of developing serious health conditions. In fact, people who suffer from gum disease are more likely to have a heart attack than those who do not.

Taking care of your teeth, is taking care of your body, your mouth acts as a window to your overall health. So, what can you do to at home to maintain good oral hygiene?

We spoke to one of our dental experts at the Dental Law Partnership who said the following ‘’We recommend you brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day for about 2 minutes. We encourage regular flossing to remove plaque that forms along the gum line. It’s best to floss before brushing your teeth. And of course, visit your dentists regularly.’’

You can read more about this and deep dive into the commonly asked dental questions in our recent blog post ‘’We answer the most searched dental health questions.’’

If you believe you have issues with your oral health, book in to see your dentist at the earliest opportunity. But, if your concern is growing even after seeing your dentist and you feel that something isn’t right, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our dedicated expert dental negligence team today on 0800 152 2031, and we can talk you through the process of starting a no win no fee dental claim.


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