Dental Public Health Facts

by Carolina on August 4, 2012

  • More than 90% of all systemic diseases produce oral signs and symptoms.
  • Over 22% of adults have untreated tooth decay.
  • Almost all oral diseases can be prevented.
  • Expansion of community based disease prevention and lowering of barriers to personal oral health care are needed to meet the needs of the population.
  • 25% of adults over 60 have lost all their teeth.
  • 11.2% of the population is in some stage of oral or pharyngeal cancer.
  • Dental Public Health is that form of dental practice that serves the community as a patient rather than the individual.
  • 22.24% of 6-11 year olds have untreated primary tooth decay.
  • A diet high in fat, sugar and salt also low in fiber is a risk factor for dental cavities, heart disease and obesity.
  • Oral disease and oral injuries are preventable. Take control of your oral health with a healthy diet, daily personal oral hygiene and regular oral exams.

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RUBYAT A MAFRU March 14, 2013 at 12:38 am

dear sir ,
i am a bangladeshi graduated student.i have been completing my graduate degree in bechelor in dental surgery(BDS) from also working as a lecture in a private dental i want to do my postgraduate degree in public heath.please sent me details about studing in this subject in germany.i am sending you my e mail adress above.thank u very much.

Lee July 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I was shocked at the statistic about over 60 adults as I am close and actually have started loosing many of my teeth. Probably too late for me but the message needs to be out there for our children.

Just by the mere fact that these problems are preventable.

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Georgiana Laverne January 3, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Bless you for the info. It’s hard to get a good quality and actually
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