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Over 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases – WHO

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Over 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases – WHO

Geneva, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Over 3.5 billion people worldwide suffer from untreated oral diseases, without situation improving in last 30 years, said an official source.

The untreated dental caries (tooth decay) , severe periodontal (gum) diseases and tooth loss remained unchanged at 45% in recent years, higher than other non-communicable conditions, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO).

To all this, the authors added Covid-19, which aggravated oral diseases, and urged to move from healing to preventive approach and considered this issue is top priority for States.

Currently, one in two people suffers from gingivitis and one in three form periodontitis, a serious gum problem can cause tooth loss if not treated earlier.

Despite complications, these oral diseases can be prevented if good oral hygiene habits are taken, in addition to taking care of one’s health in general, the WHO stressed.

Citizens with periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis or periodontitis, are more likely to suffer from diabetes or cardiovascular disorders.

The WHO described as pivotal to always use a toothbrush and interdental devices as well as toothpaste and aqueous solution with specific active ingredients for each type of mouth.


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