Wrigley is partnering with FDI World Dental Federation on World Oral Health Day to help improve oral health globally
CHICAGO, IL (March 20, 2015) - Today, the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) joins FDI World Dental Federation, its partners, dental professionals, and communities around the world to celebrate World Oral Health Day 2015 (WOHD) and its theme “Smile for Life.”
Given the important link between healthy teeth and smiles, WOHP supports the goals of World Oral Health Day all year round. For more than 25 years, WOHP has partnered with dental health professionals, helping them to improve their patients’ oral healthcare routines through one extra simple and enjoyable step - chewing sugar-free gum after eating and drinking, particularly while on-the-go.
WOHP equips dentists and hygienists with knowledge, resources and educational materials to help them integrate sugar-free gum into the oral healthcare routines of their patients, including:
- Scientific evidence and thought leadership on the role of sugar-free gum in oral care
- Accredited professional education for dental professionals
- Engaging information and education materials for patients
- Partnerships with global and national dental associations to support better oral health.
“The Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program is proud to support World Oral Health Day 2015 and, in doing so, raise awareness of the many factors that enable the simple act of smiling,” said Matthew Kent, Global Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program Manager. “Our teeth play an essential role in our desire and ability to smile. So we are working with dentists, hygienists, and patients to encourage the adoption of oral hygiene behaviors, such as chewing sugar-free gum, that can help keep teeth healthy.”
To learn more about World Oral Health Day, please click here. To learn more about the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program and the oral health benefits of chewing sugar-free gum, please click here.
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