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WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY - 20th March 2016

This year's theme is:

It all starts here: Healthy mouth. Healthy body.

 

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What is Oral Health?

Oral Health refers to the health of your teeth and gums; it affects an individual's general health and wellbeing. Good oral health is important; teeth not only help to chew food, they help to improve your smile, confidence and self-esteem. Oral Health disorders can result in pain, disturbed sleep, difficulties eating and poor concentration; resulting in time off work or school. It is preventable. Promoting good oral health in children can have lifelong benefits. 

Click here for further details on how to help promote your child's oral health.


What is World Oral Health Day?

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is on 20 March each year. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth.

In 2016 the theme is "It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body" the day provides an opportunity to promote oral health and the importance of looking after oral hygiene for  everyone, old and young. To check out more visit - www.worldoralhealthday.com

 

Competition:

To promote good oral health for the week of World Oral Health Day the Bay of Plenty District Health Board is organising a competition for both Early Childhood Education Services and Te Kohanga Reo througout the Bay of Plenty District Health Board region.

For Early Childhood Education Services and Te Kohanga Reo, please click here for the flyer. Please contact norma.vanarendonk@bopdhb.govt.nz if you want to register in this competition.

The Eastern Bay of Plenty also has a World Oral Health Day compeition for all year 9- 13 students in secondary schools and settings outside of schools, such as alternative education programmes. Click here for the youth flyer. Please contact teneille.ogilvy@bopdhb.govt.nz if you want to register in this competition. 

Last updated: March 4, 2016