14 October 2020

World Cavity Free Future Day

Today marks the fifth annual World Cavity-Free Future Day (WCFFDay).

This year, WCFFDay aims to raise awareness around tooth decay as a disease across the life course, with each age group and generation experiencing different challenges and needs for the best oral care. The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) started the conversation ahead of WCFF Day through a video competition called “Smiles Across Generations, where people were invited to submit a 30 second video to raise awareness on achieving a cavity free future”. Winning entries can be found at www.acffglobal.org/wcffday/wcff-day-2020/

WCFFDay was launched in 2016 to address the need for greater global awareness of tooth decay. The ACFF also focuses on the wider issues that stem from poor dental health and raises global awareness about best practices for the prevention and management of caries and cavities. As well as brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once a day, avoiding sugary food and drinks and drinking tap water are some of the best things that we can do for our oral health.

Learn more about WCFFDay and the ACFF.

More information and resources on cavity prevention are available at www.acffglobal.org/wcffday/about/