This Wednesday, 11 September, Clarence City Council celebrated a suite of Oral Health Videos with a special screening at Warrane Primary School.

The videos were produced with Oral Health Services and Warrane Primary School and aim to promote the importance of oral health as a core component of health and wellbeing.

Oral health is fundamental to overall health, wellbeing, and quality of life, and the Clarence area has a high prevalence of poor oral health.

A healthy mouth enables people to eat, speak and socialise without pain, discomfort or embarrassment and there is now increasing evidence that oral health is also strongly linked with major chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke, as well as adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Clarence City Council Acting Mayor Heather Chong said, “The oral health videos have been a fun and practical way to engage with the community on this important health message, and to further educate parents and children on oral health.”

The videos produced focus on a range of simple oral health messages, and were created by the Oral Health Project group, part of Council’s Community Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee.

The Project Group includes representatives from Oral Health Services Tasmania, Public Health Services, Tasmanian Health Service Health Promotion, Family Food Patch, Tasmanian School Canteen Association, Child Health Association Tasmania, and Move Well Eat Well.