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Global Burden of Oral Disease

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

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

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

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.