CHICAGO, November 6, 2014 — According to a recent survey commissioned by Oral Health America
(OHA) and conducted by Harris Poll, low-income Americans, young adults and those living in urban areas
are more likely to have limited access to daily oral care items, making them more likely to skip some key
daily care activities. That is why the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM), the
National Dental Association (NDA) and OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention) are
supporting OHA’s Fall for Smiles campaign, which educates Americans about the importance of
maintaining a healthy mouth through daily brushing and flossing, regular dental visits, eating healthy
foods and avoiding tobacco.
This year’s Fall for Smiles campaign is shining a light on the disparities that exist in this country when it
comes to oral health, encouraging all Americans to spread the message of the importance of oral health
to overall health. Thanks to the generous support of the campaign’s sponsors, including AADOM, the
NDA and OSAP, OHA is able reach hundreds of thousands of Americans with this simple yet important
message and offer free resources for anyone who wants to participate.
Those interested in learning more about the Fall for Smiles campaign and accessing downloadable
resources can visit the Fall for Smiles webpage at www.oralhealthamerica.org/fallforsmiles.