Good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a regular dental check-up from early in life can help maintain optimal oral health into old age.
There are many ways you can Live Mouth Smart
and make sure you have set yourself up for a healthy future. Make smart decisions when you:
Adopt good oral hygiene habits
from early in life and have regular dental check-ups. This helps you maintain optimal oral health into old age and ensures you live not only a longer life, but also one free from the physical pain and often emotional suffering caused by oral disease.
Safeguard your oral health,
which has a positive impact on your general health and well-being, helping you live a better quality of life into old age.
Avoid risk factors
such as tobacco, harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets – especially those rich in sugar – which helps protect your oral health and prevent other conditions such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.
Understand good oral health is much more than a nice smile
and oral disease can impact every aspect of your life – including your ability to perform basic functions.
Get involved with World Oral Health Day activities on 20 March,
and demonstrate your commitment to protect your own and your family’s oral health.
‘LiveMouth Smart’ empowers people to take control of their oral health – throughout life – so they can enjoy a healthy, functional mouth from childhood into old age.
Oral health means the health of the mouth. A healthy mouth allows you to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease. No matter what your age – 5, 25, 65 or 85 years – oral health is vital to your general health and well-being.
Share the main campaign poster among your social groups and remind your friends and family to Live Mouth Smart.
How does someone Live Mouth Smart? This practical guide for the public shows the ‘dos and don’ts’ of oral health, with special sections devoted to the oral health of women during pregnancy, children and seniors.