The World Health Organization (WHO) is dedicated to promoting cost-effective oral health and dental care across the population. Our dentists are here to help you keep your teeth healthy and trust your smile. Our dental care centers are at the forefront of technology, offering digital x-rays and services for both adults and children. Oral health is an important part of overall health, as it involves the health of the teeth, gums, and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to smile, talk, and chew.
Common diseases that affect oral health include tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. WHO emphasizes preventive dental care, with the goal of helping patients establish good dental habits to stop dental disease before it starts. Community water fluoridation and school dental sealant programs are proven, cost-saving strategies to prevent tooth decay. WHO's oral health work also covers a range of diseases and conditions such as tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth loss, oral cancer, oral trauma, noma, and birth defects such as cleft lip and palate.
In addition, there is a causal relationship between high sugar consumption and diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay. While the overall burden of untreated dental caries on primary and permanent teeth has remained relatively unchanged over the past 30 years, the overall burden of oral health conditions on services is likely to continue to increase due to population growth and aging. This publication focuses on the prevention and treatment of dental caries (cavities) without mercury.