World Oral Health Day is a global event designed to bring attention to the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth at every age. The theme for this year is Live Mouth Smart, which puts an emphasis on educating patients about the importance of maintaining good oral health through preventive care and avoiding risk factors.

Promote awareness of oral-systemic health.

Launched in 2013 by the FDI World Dental Federation, World Oral Health Day focuses on how oral health is closely tied to overall health and well-being. Dental associations in more than 140 countries adapt the message and promote it through an international awareness campaign created by the FDI.  

To honor World Oral Health Day in the United States, the ADA and ADA Foundation are joining forces to provide more than 9,000 Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes Children’s Toothbrushes to organizations committed to improving oral health in underserved countries.

Make Patient Education a lifelong commitment.

Of course, it’s just as important to spread the message of lifelong oral health to dental patients in your practice every day. SmartPractice® Patient Education products can help. From easy-to-understand brochures on common dental diagnoses and procedures to fun plush puppets that help teach kids good hygiene habits, we have you covered with educational materials and tools for patients of all ages. SmartPractice also sells dental supplies to help support good oral health like Fluoride Varnish, Oral Screening & Caries Detection products and more.

#WOHD17 helps you spread the word about World Oral Health Day.

If you would like to bring attention to World Oral Health Day in your practice, remember to tag the American Dental Association and use the hashtag #WOHD17 in your social media posts. You may also download support materials at