#WCFFDay – OCT 14th 2022 – Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF)
Help Support World Cavity-Free Future Day 2022.
The ‘Alliance for a Cavity-Free future’ (ACFF) established World Cavity-Free Future Day in 2016. The global campaigns’ mission is to increase awareness of dental caries, a disease that leads to cavities and tooth decay. This year’s campaign is focused on behavioural changes to help encourage good oral hygiene practices. Taking good care of our teeth through regular oral hygiene, (brushing, flossing, eating a balanced diet and maintaining regular dental check-ups) is the best defence against dental caries and gum disease. Dentists and Oral hygienists can only encourage this practice as it is up to individuals and families to care for their teeth.
Dental Caries, one of the most common chronic diseases’ world wide.
The World Health Organisation estimates over 3.5 billion people are affected. Educating and establishing good oral hygiene practices early in life is key to combating this disease, giving individuals the best chance at maintaining a healthy mouth throughout their lives.
Oral hygiene – Building healthy habits
A collection of key messages from the ACFF for #WCFFDay
Read ‘Brushing Teeth and Oral Hygiene Practices’ for more information on maintaining healthy oral hygiene practices.
The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future. (n.d.). World Cavity-Free Future Day. [online] Available at: https://www.acffglobal.org/wcffday-2/ [Accessed 11 Oct. 2022].
www.who.int. (n.d.). Sugars and dental caries. [online] Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/sugars-and-dental-caries#:~:text=Almost%20half%20of%20the%20world [Accessed 11 Oct. 2022].