Oral health is essential to good quality of life. Unfortunately, the WHO estimates that today tooth decay occurs in 60-90% of school-age children and up to 100% of adults.
The new bulletin, published on the official site of the World Health Organization, also says that about 30% of people aged 65-74 years have no natural teeth. But oral diseases, such as tooth decay, infection and ulcers, periodontal disease and cancer, can be avoided by following simple rules of prevention: reduce sugar and alcohol consumption, eat more fruits and vegetables, quit smoking and adhere to proper hygiene.
To prevent dental caries, WHO recommends you should maintain constant low levels of fluoride in the oral cavity. Fluoride can be obtained from fluoridated drinking water, salt, milk, and toothpaste, as well as through professional application of the substance or mouthwashes. Under the prolonged exposure to an optimal level of fluoride, both children and adults develop less caries. If the disease is advanced, you should always consult a doctor to avoid prolonged influence of the infection to the whole body.