Updated March 19th, 2024 at 22:44 IST

World Oral Health Day 2024: Date, Significance And Theme On this Day

World Oral Health Day, celebrated annually on March 20th, is a global initiative aimed at promoting oral health and raising awareness about the oral hygiene

Reported by: Rishi Shukla
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World Oral Health Day, 2024: World Oral Health Day, celebrated annually on March 20th, is a global initiative aimed at promoting oral health and raising awareness about the significance of maintaining good oral hygiene practices.

Date And Significance On This Day:

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World Oral Health Day, observed on March 20th each year. Oral diseases not only impact individuals but also strain healthcare systems and economies worldwide. 

World Oral Health Day 2024/representative

On world oral health day, we acknowledge the need for collective action to address oral health challenges and improve global oral health outcomes.

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Theme for 2024: 'A Happy Mouth is a Happy Body' 

The World Oral Health Day theme 2024, 'A Happy Mouth is a Happy Body,' emphasizes on oral health and overall health and well-being of human body.

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The whole idea behind it is to maintaining good oral health is not for beautiful smile but for ensuring overall physical and mental wellness.

Importance of Good Oral Health: 

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  • Poor oral health can lead to various oral diseases such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer, affecting not only one's ability to eat and speak but also their quality of life. 
  • Oral health is closely linked to several systemic conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory infections, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
World Oral Health Day 2024/representative

On World Oral Health Day 2024, let's remember that a happy mouth is indeed a happy body. Lets spread awareness about its importance, and contribute to building healthier communities and a brighter future for next generation.

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Published March 19th, 2024 at 22:44 IST