Charity announces new strategy for better oral health
The new strategy, Better oral health for all, addresses the world’s growing oral health demands. It also sets out how the charity will tackle oral disease and help improve the quality of life for millions of people in the UK and around the world.
In a bid to eradicate dental disease and build a healthier society, the charity’s new strategy focuses on a series of key oral health pledges. These include:
The strategic document comes at a time where half the globe’s adult population have tooth decay, including 500 million children who have decay in their baby teeth.
Nigel Carter, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation, believes the new strategy will have a significant impact on the charity’s work, improving the oral health and wellbeing of the population. He said, “We are more determined than ever before to champion good oral health and help create a better, healthier future for everyone.
“Despite many positive changes to the landscape of oral health, there is still more work to be done. Twice-daily brushing, an excess of sugar in our food and drink and access to basic dental services, all remain difficult challenges.