In a perfect world, cavities would be a thing of the past. October 14th, known as World Cavity-Free Future Day, aims to do just that. The day was created to bring awareness to dental health and practices that can help make a cavity-free future for all of us a reality.
This year’s focus is adding fluoride toothpaste to your twice-daily brushing routine to help prevent cavities. The World Health Organization recently recognized fluoride as an “essential medicine,” as it plays a crucial role in our oral hygiene and overall health.
Why is World Cavity-Free Future Day Important?
The most common form of chronic disease is dental caries, even though they’re typically preventable.
60 to 90% of school-aged children and almost 100% of adults have cavities: that’s over 2.8 billion people, including 530 million children suffering from untreated dental issues. Untreated cavities result in pain and discomfort, reduced quality of life, and missed school and work.
Maintaining healthy oral habits throughout our lives is one of the main goals of World Cavity-Free Future Day. Campaigns like this can bring those numbers down simply by spreading awareness and encouraging healthy dental habits.
Using Fluoride in Your Brushing Routine
An ideal brushing routine should include brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and eating a healthy diet. Fluoride is one of the most effective ways to reduce tooth decay and prevent cavities.
With a renewed focus and increasing open discussion around including fluoride in your brushing routine, we can collectively reduce the number of cavities and improve oral hygiene across the globe. Contact our dental clinic if you have any questions about your current routine.
Celebrating World Cavity-Free Future Day
Share your stories, encourage others to brush with fluoride, and get involved with local Airdrie events to celebrate an important day for your teeth. Follow the hashtag #WCFFD on social media to see what others are doing to get involved.
Seeing your dentist is a life-long habit that supports your overall well-being, so book your cleanings and see us. We’re always accepting new patients, and there’s no referral required. Even if it’s been a while, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about, and our wonderful team will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable.
If you’re looking for a dental clinic in Airdrie, book your appointment today.