Your mouth is a mirror to your body and reflects your general health and well-being.
Avoid risk factors, adopt good oral hygiene habits and have regular dental check-ups to help protect your mouth and body.
A healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand. Maintaining a healthy mouth is crucial to keeping it functioning correctly and for maintaining overall health and quality of life.
‘Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health’ empowers you to keep a healthy mouth and helps you maintain your general health and well-being.
It’s never too early or too late to start looking after your mouth; your body will thank you.
Oral health is much more than a nice smile
Oral diseases can impact every aspect of life, from personal relationships and self-confidence to school to work to even enjoying food.
Parents should look after their children’s oral health and motivate them to care for their teeth and gums as they grow older.
Oral health and general health
have a two-way relationship
The mouth is the mirror to the body and offers clues about the status of general health, revealing nutritional deficiencies and signs of other diseases.
Adopt good oral hygiene habits and have regular dental check-ups to contribute to a lifetime of well-being and better quality of life as you age.
The mouth cannot be isolated
from the rest of the body
Many general health conditions increase the risk of oral diseases, such as diabetes increasing the risk of gum disease, and problems in the mouth can also negatively impact the rest of the body.
Choose preventive care as the best option, always, and know that early detection and treatment are crucial to fighting oral diseases and associated health complications.
Most oral diseases share common
risk factors with other diseases
Most oral diseases share common risk factors with other diseases
Oral health is essential to general health and well-being and share risk factors with other diseases, for example unhealthy diets (particularly high in sugar), tobacco use, and harmful use of alcohol.
Protect your mouth and body by adopting good oral hygiene habits, eating a healthy diet – low in sugar and high in fruits and vegetables, quitting tobacco use, and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption.
Start making a positive difference for oral health today by promoting the World Oral Health Day campaign and messages.