14 October 2019

Choose water this World Cavity-Free Future Day

This year’s World Cavity-Free Future Day promotes fluoridated tap water as the drink of choice to prevent tooth decay.

This simple measure, along with a diet low in added sugar and good oral hygiene, can greatly reduce the risk of tooth decay, which 60–90 per cent of school children and nearly 100 per cent of adults experience globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

World Cavity-Free Future Day was initiated by the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future to improve awareness of the prevalence of tooth decay and measures that can be taken to prevent it. Prevention is better than cure, and the Alliance will continue to work towards eliminating tooth decay in future generations.

Learn more about World Cavity-Free Future Day at www.acffglobal.org/wcffday/about.