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Global Burden of Oral Disease

Global Burden of Oral Disease

The Prevalence of Oral Disease

Affecting <strong>3.9 billion</strong> people, untreated oral disease is a global issue affecting more than half of the world’s population.

The Economic Burden of Oral Disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates oral diseases to be the <strong>fourth</strong> most expensive medical condition to treat globally.

Oral Disease and Self-Confidence

Dental disease and poor oral health can have a profound effect on individuals’ physical, as well as psychological and social, well-being.

Socioeconomic Disparities and Oral Health

Socioeconomic factors, such as poverty and lack of education, may limit individuals’ access to oral care hygiene and increase their risk of developing oral disease.