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Every second person in the world neglects oral health

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Nov. 22, 2022 09:02

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Almost half of the world's population suffers from oral diseases, and 75% of them suffer from oral diseases. of those affected live in low- and middle-income countries. The number of cases of oral disease worldwide has increased by one billion in the last 30 years. These are the conclusions of the latest Global Oral Health Report, published last week by the World Health Organization.

The report is the first ever attempt to create a comprehensive picture of the burden of oral disease with data profiles for 194 countries.

The most common oral diseases are tooth decay, severe gum disease, tooth loss and oral cancer. Untreated tooth decay affects around 2.5 billion people. Severe gum disease, the leading cause of total tooth loss, is estimated to affect one billion people worldwide. About 380,000 people are also diagnosed each year. new cases...

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