Health Days 2019
World Oral Health Day

​World Oral Health Day is observed annually on March 20th to promote oral and dental health worldwide through taking preventive measures and raising awareness ABOUT the importance of oral hygiene.

Facts:
  • Dental caries (tooth decay) affects Saudi children at a rate of 96% in 6- -year-age group and 93.7% in 12-​year age group.
  • Oral diseases are the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the world.
  • Severe periodontal (gum) disease, which may result in tooth loss, was estimated to be the 11th most prevalent disease globally.
  • Dental treatment is costly, averaging 5% of total health expenditure and 20% of out-of-pocket health expenditure.
  • Poor oral hygiene and inadequate exposure to fluoride have negative effects on oral health.
Official Date:
  • Globally: March 20th, 2019
  • Locally: Rajab 13th, 1440H.
Objectives:
  • Raising awareness about the importance of oral and dental hygiene.
  • Promoting healthy diet with low sugar and combating smoking.
  • Encouraging periodic oral examination.
 
Theme:
«Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health»



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