This guideline provides information on the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth while playing sports, how a healthy mouth affects athletic performance, and how to maintain and protect oral health when playing sports.
This guideline provides information on maintaining a healthy mouth when competing at the elite level and how poor oral health effects performance. This guide also provides details on how to protect your mouth during sports and training.
This comprehensive guide provides information for clinicians on how oral health impacts sports performance and vice-versa, along with recommendations for prevention, screening, treatment, and dental recall intervals.
The Brush Day & Night project advocates twice-daily toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste as one of the most important habits for good oral health and general health. For 12 years, the project has been teaching children about the benefits of good oral hygiene and how to brush their teeth, encouraging them to become community advocates and spread the message of good oral health to their families and friends.
The brochure includes executive summary of the IDJ supplement and an infographic, illustrating key facts about the methodology of the programme and the positive results of Phase III, which ran from 2014 to 2016, reaching over 4 million children and parents through 21-day oral health education programmes in schools.
The brochure offers a snapshot of a successful FDI and industry partner collaboration to improve oral health outcomes. It may be used as supporting material for FDI National Dental Associations and dentists alike to promote future educational programmes and wider oral health improvement programmes in their respective country contexts.
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The world’s population is ageing: both the number and the share of older adults are rapidly increasing in virtually every country in the world.
Epidemiological studies show that older persons are particularly affected by poor oral health, with negative consequences on their general health. Diseases such as dental caries, periodontal disease, tooth loss, dry mouth or oral cancer affect their chewing function and nutritional intake, as well as their ability to interact socially, thus leading to a drastic decrease in quality of life or even death.
Lifelong oral health aims to maintain good oral health and an optimal quality of life through oral health promotion, risk assessment, disease prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention at all stages of life. Read the eight core pillars of oral health in the elderly and learn about the four steps that can be taken to improve the oral health of the elderly.
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FDI World Dental Federation and Unilever Oral Care are proud to acknowledge a successful 10-year partnership to measurably improve oral health on a global scale. During that time, we are delighted to have seen it grow and have such positive effects on the lives of the children, families and communities where our educational projects have been implemented.
A healthy smile is a smile without any dental or oral diseases. However, Dental Caries is still the most widespread chronic disease worldwide. A little more than 10 years ago, FDI World Dental Federation and Unilever Oral Care came together in partnership to address this issue and to help people live fuller lives through educating them on the importance of brushing twice-daily with a fluoride toothpaste. Studies show that brushing day and night with a fluoride toothpaste can cut tooth decay up to 50% for children compared with brushing once.
In this special edition, we are taking a look at the key milestones and results over the years of the partnership, and importantly, looking ahead at what is to come in a continuation of the partnership’s aims – that of campaigning for improved oral health.
The primary focus of the global NCD response has been on the four major diseases – namely cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases – and four risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol – identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) as those responsible for the greatest burden. There is, however, a range of diseases and conditions including oral diseases, mental and neurological disorders, autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis, bone and joint conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis, renal, eye and ear diseases that are linked to the four most prominent NCDs.
This policy brief highlights associations between oral diseases and NCDs, and provides recommendations for their prevention and control.
These Guidelines for Successful Implementation are designed to:
Equip members of national dental associations (NDAs) with the necessary knowledge about the contents and provisions of the recently-agreed Minamata Convention on Mercury for their meetings with politicians, government officials, the media and other stakeholders; and
Advise NDAs about the obligations and opportunities for the dental sector derived from the commitments and provisions of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Focuses specifically on how oral health can be improved through changes to national legislation and regulation.
Paves the way for a new model of oral healthcare led by dentists in collaboration with a wide range of other stakeholders. It roughly sketches the possible look of oral healthcare by the year 2020, if we tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities that arise in a timely and adequate manner.