Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

World Oral Health Day March 20th

Thursday - Mar 17, 2022

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) celebrates March 20th as World Oral Health Day. Oral health is multi-faceted. It allows you to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease. An unhealthy mouth can restrict your capability to perform these everyday functions, which can have a severe impact on your quality of life by affecting your emotional, social, mental, and overall physical well-being. Poor oral health affects nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide and has far-reaching consequences, yet people tend not to realize the severe impact an unhealthy mouth can have on their life.

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