Oral Health Facts, Common Oral Diseases and Prevention Tips
Oral Health is essential to everyday wellbeing. Improving and maintaining oral hygiene will reduce the risk of associated issues such as mouth / facial pain, oral cancer, infection, gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss.
These problems can limit everyday functions and lower general happiness. As well as visiting a dentist regularly, there are several common areas in which the burden of these issues can be reduced.
The following infographic visualizes key facts, common oral diseases and prevention tips.
- 60% to 90% of school children worldwide have dental cavities
- 15% to 20% of middle aged adults are found with severe gum disease, often leading to tooth loss
- 30% of people aged 65-74 have no natural teeth
Common Oral Diseases & Conditions
☉Tooth Loss – Dental cavities & periodontal disease are major causes of tooth loss
☉Dental Cavities – Nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities often leading to pain and discomfort
☉Oral Cancer – The incidence of oral cancer ranges from one to 10 cases per 100,000 people in most countries
☉Periodontal disease – Severe periodontal (gum) disease can result in tooth loss
Prevention & Treatment
Dental implants are an effective means for treating tooth loss and can be likened to the replacement of one’s own teeth.
The burden of oral diseases and other chronic diseases can be decreased simultaneously by addressing common risk factors. These include:
☉Decreasing sugar intake
☉Maintaining a well-balanced nutritional intake
☉Stopping tobacco use
☉Decreasing alcohol consumption
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