Gum Health Day 2019 has been celebrated across Europe this year on May 12th. 2019 has been the biggest year for Gum Health Day since it began in 2014. Over 45 countries took part in promoting healthy gums, and creating awareness of its importance.
We wanted to join in and create some awareness around this day too. This year the day is focused on the importance of healthy gums on your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can have detrimental effect on the rest of your health. It has been closely linked to diseases such as diabetes, dementia, heart disease, and high blood pressure. As we have said before, your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, and needs to be carefully looked after.
Healthy Gums, Beautiful Smile
Another important message for Gum Health Day 2019 is periodontal health and it’s affect on your self-confidence and self-esteem. This years slogan is ‘Healthy Gums, Beautiful Smile’. In today’s world, and with the popularity of social media, we think this is a powerful message to portray. As Lior Shapira points out, gum health has an impact on our health, but the aesthetics should not be ignored as this is an important part of our mental health. Healthy gums can give you a better quality of life, and a relaxed and rewarding social life because of this.
People today pay much attention to their look and have no clue that gum disease can ruin it forever. Gum health has an impact on health – but the aesthetics should not be ignored as this is an important part of our mental health
Lior Shapira – Coordinator of Gum Health Day 2019
We can’t stress enough the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth. Gum Health Day is important to create awareness, however your dental health needs be a priority on a daily basis.
tips to follow for healthy gums…
- Brush your teeth correctly twice a day
- Include the use of interdental brushes in your dental routine once a day
- Visit your dentist every 6-12 months for a check up
- Quit smoking and vaping
- Eat a balanced and healthy diet
For the latest news and updates about Gum Health Day check out more information from the European Federation of Periodontology. If you have any concerns about your own gum health, get in touch with us today.