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Learn more about World Oral Health Day
Updated: 9/11/2009 4:47:11 PM

World Oral Health Day is celebrated tomorrow, September 12, around the world.

So what is the purpose of this special day? Why was September 12 chosen as the date to celebrate it? And how can you take control of your oral health and join in on the celebration?

Read on and learn more about this special day dedicated to oral health awareness.

WHAT is World Oral Health Day?

World Oral Health Day originated with the hopes of increasing oral health awareness worldwide. Tooth decay is the most chronic disease worldwide, despite the fact that most instances are preventable.

WHY is World Oral Health Day celebrated on September 12?

The date of September 12 was chosen as the day to celebrate World Oral Health Day in honor of the FDI World Dental Federation’s founder, Dr. Charles Gordon, who was born on September 12, 1854 and to celebrate the groundbreaking of the World Health Organization’s International Conference on Primary Health Care which took place on September 12, 1978.

WHEN was World Oral Health Day first celebrated?

World Oral Health Day was first celebrated September 12, 2008, making this year only the second annual celebration.

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