World Oral Health Day | Be Proud of Your Mouth!

Mar 15, 2021

At GumChucks, our mission is to improve worldwide oral health by making flossing faster, easier, and more effective.

The purpose of World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is to encourage people to look after their oral health by adopting good hygiene routines to keep the mind and body healthy as well as protect against the spread of infections. Over the next three years, the theme for WOHD is “Be Proud of Your Mouth”  – a sentiment that GumChucks eagerly supports!

Oral diseases are a major worldwide health concern that negatively impacts people throughout their lives. These diseases lead to a variety of issues and are commonly linked to other serious health issues. Fortunately, there is no reason to suffer as most oral health conditions are preventable and can be treated in their early stages. Spreading awareness of WOHD is important when it comes to helping the roughly 3.5-billion people worldwide who suffer from oral diseases.  

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is globally celebrated every year on March 20th with the purpose of empowering people with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to secure good oral health.

Why was 3/20 the chosen date to celebrate WOHD? Well, there are a few reasons:

  • Seniors should have no less than 20-natural teeth at the end of their life to be considered healthy.
  • Children should possess 20 baby teeth.
  • Healthy adults must have a total of 32 teeth and 0 dental cavities.
  • On a numerical basis, this can be translated as 3/20, hence March 20th.

In 2020, WOHD secured nearly 26,000 pledges across 177 countries in the aspiration to make healthy oral hygiene a top priority in an individuals life. This year, in 2021, they aim to expand that number even further. Global partners include Unilever, Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program, Planmeca, and 3M.

FDI World Dental Federation

World Oral Health Day is spearheaded by the World Dental Federation (FDI). FDI states the following on their website:

“FDI represents more than one million dentists worldwide. We work with our members to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health and its vital role in securing overall health and well-being. We are dedicated to safeguarding the health of people worldwide through the improved prevention, treatment, and control of oral diseases.”

Along with this, the FDI represents 189 National Dental Associations across 133 countries, which shows how driven their organization is to promoting healthy oral hygiene worldwide.

What You Can Do

To emphasize the tagline “Be Proud of Your Mouth”, WOHD has posted a fun online campaign aimed to promote confidence in YOUR mouth. Using the online #MouthProud custom poster tool, you can place an art frame over your mouth to make a personal commitment to prioritizing your oral health. This can be safely done from home and everyone can contribute to the global movement by sharing their images on the Mouth Proud Wall. Their Map of Activities shows events that may be happening near you.

One of the best ways to practice healthy oral hygiene is by regularly flossing! GumChucks‘ design ensures a flossing experience that’s faster, easier, and more effective than competing options or traditional floss. Our two handles with disposable floss allows you to comfortably reach all teeth, even those in the back, while wrapping the the floss around each tooth the create the vital “C-Shape” necessary to get below the gum line and effectively clean each tooth.


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