What’s your oral health pledge?

world oral health day 2020

Since 2013 World Oral Health Day has been celebrated on 20 March, having originally been celebrated in September from its launch in 2007. With a specific theme each year, World Oral Health Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health and how to maintain an effective routine

Say ahh: unite for mouth health in 2020

‘Your mouth is amazing! It helps you eat, speak and smile confidently’

World Oral Health Day 2020

In 2020, it’s all about uniting for mouth health! Why not make a pledge to celebrate World Oral Health Day this year and improve your oral health too?

It could be as simple as pledging to visit the dentist twice a year for regular check-ups or registering your whole family at the dentist to ensure everyone’s oral health is being looked after or making sure you change your toothbrush at least every 3 months.

Pledges from the Oak Lodge team

Here are some of the pledges the team at Oak Lodge have made

Oak Lodge dental nurses making their pledge for WOHD 2020

Dental Nurses Julie and Debbie making their pledge to make better snack choices

Associate Dental Surgeon Gurpreet pledging to help his patients keep up to date with their regular dental care

Jo and Sarah, our reception team are pledging to add to their preventive care routine

Your regular oral health routine

It’s easy to take your health for granted, especially when you’re feeling fit and healthy. Did you know that according to the FDI World Dental Federation, 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime – many of which can be prevented with a regular, effective oral hygiene routine?

Here are our top tips for a great oral health routine:

  • Brush teeth twice a day, every day

  • Change your toothbrush - or toothbrush head if you're an electric toothbrush fan - at least every 3 months

  • See your dentist for a check-up every 6 months

  • Minimise sugary snacks and drinks between meals

  • Include regular interdental cleaning in your routine to minimise gum disease

Become an Oak Lodge patient today

At Oak Lodge, we are dedicated to providing the highest standards of dentistry and building long-term patient relationships. We believe that prevention is better than cure – focusing on pre-emptive care and advice with the aim of avoiding the need for potentially costly treatments, where possible.

Call 01428 723179 and speak to our friendly reception team to register as a new patient and book your initial consultation.