CHICAGO, August 1 – Oral Health America (OHA) believes you can’t be healthy without a healthy mouth. That’s why OHA encourages all Americans to adopt good oral health habits as part of its annual public awareness campaign, Fall for Smiles. On Friday, August 12 at 12 p.m. CDT OHA invites dental professionals and families to learn how they can get involved and raise awareness about the importance of good oral health.
Everyone is encouraged to participate by spreading the word about the positive effects daily brushing and flossing, regular dental visits, eating a healthy diet and avoiding tobacco products. This year’s campaign highlights “grandfamilies” or kinship care to address the oral health issues that impact young and older generations. Fall for Smiles includes interactive quizzes and free downloadable resources that include a brushing chart, coloring sheet and tips for the whole family.
“Oral Health America wants every dental and health professionals across the country to get involved in this year’s campaign,” said OHA President and CEO Beth Truett. “The webinar will demonstrate how other organizations have participated in the past and give suggestions for how to utilize campaign materials to spread the message of the importance of oral health in your community.”
The webinar will also preview upcoming events such as Advocacy Week and ways to use social media during the campaign.
Fall for Smiles is generously sponsored by 3M; Trident; Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait, an initiative of Dental Trade Alliance; Patterson Dental; Hu-Friedy; Midmark Corporation ; SciCan, Inc.; Septodont USA; Sunstar Americas, Inc.; Whip Mix Corporation; the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention; National Dental Association; Crosstex Dentapure and Trident.
Learn more about Fall for Smiles and register to attend the webinar at www.oralhealthamerica.org/fallforsmiles.