Philips Partners with FDI World Dental Federation to Celebrate World Oral Health Day on March 20

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Together they will support the ‘Live Mouth Smart’ campaign to encourage patients to make smart decisions about their oral health
Posted: March 20, 2017
Edited by Dentaltown staff

STAMFORD, Conn.—This World Oral Health Day (WOHD), Royal Philips is teaming up with FDI World Dental Federation to educate and encourage people around the world to take a smart approach to the health of their mouth, teeth and gums.

Oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, and with untreated tooth decay impacting almost half of the world’s population (44 percent), WOHD is an opportunity to educate and encourage people around the world to better understand the state of their oral health. 

“We know that globally, 60–90 percent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 percent of adults have tooth decay, often leading to pain and discomfort,” said Jennifer Lalli, team lead OHC dental professional, U.S. “Poor oral hygiene is a key driver for this, and we work closely with dental professionals to help patients of all ages recognize when they might need to give their oral care a bit more attention. World Oral Health Day is a great opportunity to do this on a mass scale and discuss how oral hygiene impacts oral health and overall wellness.” 

FDI’s 2017 World Oral Health Day campaign ‘Live Mouth Smart’ looks to encourage people worldwide to take control of their oral health—throughout their lifetime—so that they can enjoy a healthy mouth from childhood into old age. 

For more information about Philips support for WOHD, visit philipsoralhealthcare.com.
 
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