This Week Half The World’s Population Has Oral Disease

Top Health Stories This Week Half The World’s Population Has Oral Disease

Overview In most cases, it is tooth decay (caries), periodontitis, tooth loss, and oral cancer.Moreover, the WHO World Oral Health Report (2022) estimates that oral diseases affect almost 3.5 billion people worldwide, with three out of four affected people living in middle-income countries. Moreover around the world, approximately 2 billion people suffer from tooth decay in their permanent teeth and 514 million children suffer from tooth decay in their baby teeth.Moreover, with increasing urbanization and changing living conditions, the incidence of serious oral diseases continues to increase worldwide. This is largely due to inadequate levels of fluoride (in drinking water and in oral care products such as toothpaste), the availability and affordability of high-sugar foods, and poor access to community oral hygiene. The marketing of high-sugar foods and beverages, as well … Read more