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.

  • 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.
  • Raising awareness about the importance of oral and dental hygiene.
  • Promoting healthy diet with low sugar and combating smoking.
  • Encouraging periodic oral examination.
«Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health»


Last Update : 05 March 2019 03:17 PM
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