Did you know?

Oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide

It is estimated that 2.3 billion people suffer from tooth decay (dental caries) of permanent teeth, globally

Untreated tooth decay in permanent teeth is the most common health condition, globally

More than 530 million children suffer from tooth decay of primary teeth

Gum (periodontal) disease is among humanity’s most common diseases, affecting up to 50% of the global population

Noma, mostly found in sub-Saharan Africa, is a severe gangrenous disease of the mouth and the face. It mainly affects children between the ages of 2 and 6 years suffering from malnutrition, affected by infectious disease, living in extreme poverty with poor oral hygiene and/or with weakened immune systems. Without treatment, noma is fatal in 90% of cases

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World Health Organization. Oral Health. Available from: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/oral-health