Saturday 14 October 2017 is World Cavity-free future day. (WCFFD)
While that might sound like a mouthful it is an important day to think about our teeth. The mission of the WCFFD is:
Dental caries (cavities) is the most common chronic disease on the planet, despite being largely preventable. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), worldwide 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults suffer from cavities, which can dramatically impact the sufferers’ quality of life through pain and discomfort, missed days or decreased participation in school and work. Additionally, the economic impact of costly treatment, which remains unaffordable to many of those patients in the disenfranchised communities who suffer most, can contribute as an added strain.
Helping individuals understand the importance of taking control of their oral health, starting by brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and reducing their frequency of sugar intake, is a key step on the road towards reducing the number of people who develop cavities and helping secure a cavity-free future for generations to come.
It’s never too late to start looking after your teeth and given you a cavity-free future. Call to make an appointment today