Health Days 2023

Gulf Oral Health Week


On World Oral Health Day 2018, we ask everyone to take targeted actions to help end the neglect of global oral health. We must cooperate on a global scale to raise awareness, improve education, stimulate personal and collective action on the importance of oral health, and cooperate in spreading knowledge to encourage the largest number of people to take care of their mouths, and protect their life quality; Because an unhealthy mouth does not only affect public health; But it can have a severe impact on people's general social, mental, and physical lives, which is why we call on people to be proud of their mouths; For their happiness and well-being.
The importance of World Oral Health Day lies in the fact that oral health is a major health concern for many countries, and negatively affects people throughout their lives. Oral diseases lead to pain, discomfort, social isolation, loss of self-confidence, and are often associated with other serious health problems. However, most oral health conditions are largely preventable and treatable in their early stages.
Awareness of the importance of taking care of oral and dental hygiene.
Encouraging a healthy diet that is low in sugars, and fighting smoking.
Encouraging periodic dental examinations.
  • Oral diseases can cause pain and inflammation that may lead to problems with eating and speaking, and can also affect social interaction and work.
  • The most common oral diseases affecting public health and quality of life are tooth decay, severe gum disease, and tooth loss.
  • More than half of children between the ages of 6 and 8 have cavities in at least one of their (primary) teeth.
  • More than half of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 have decay in at least one of their permanent teeth.
  • Children aged 5 to 19 years from low-income families are more likely to have tooth decay (25%), compared to children from high-income families (11%).
  • Tobacco use and diabetes are two risk factors for gum disease.
Official Date:
Globally: Ramadan 3rd -9th, 1444H
Locally: March 25th -31st, 2023



Last Update : 31 January 2023 07:37 AM
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