Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Assessing and preventing oral health

Prevention and value of oral health is an important issue for enjoying a healthy life. One of the most serious forms of this disease is oral cancer, the most important risk factors, the consumption of tobacco or alcohol and the human papillomavirus (WHO, 2018). Around 80% of the world's 1.1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries (WHO, 2018). Society for the Study of Addiction (2018), reports: “global estimates suggest that nearly one in seven adults (15.2%) smoke tobacco and one in five adults report at least one occasion of heavy alcohol use in the past month” (March, 2018).The level of economic development in countries also plays an important role.


Obviously, we have a big public health problem in oral health and it needs to be prioritized. This initiative will help vulnerable populations to enjoy good oral health and to seek to diminish the burden of oral cancer in the population and other pathologies that affect the health of individuals. According to these figures, there are many people who have risk factors for oral disease.


It is imperative to do research aimed at oral health. Having healthy teeth, gums and mouths are aspects of health that people often take for granted until they no longer have them (WHO, 2018).


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