Health Days 2024

World Oral Health Day

The world unites every year on March 20 to promote oral and dental health, through preventive measures and preparations, as well as awareness of the importance of maintaining oral and dental health.

  • Raising awareness of the importance of taking care of oral and dental hygiene.
  • Encouraging healthy, low-sugar nutrition and combating smoking.
  • Encouraging regular dental examinations.

  • The percentage of children with tooth decay in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for ages: 6 years was 96%, and 12 years was 93.7%.
  • Oral diseases are the most common non-communicable diseases around the world.
  • Severe gum diseases that may lead to tooth loss are ranked eleventh on the list of preventable diseases.
  • Dental treatment costs 5% of total health spending, and 20% of personal spending.
  • Lack of attention to oral hygiene and lack of fluoride are among the most common causes of oral and dental diseases.
  • Oral diseases can cause pain and inflammation that may lead to problems eating and speaking and can also affect social interaction and work.

Official Date:
  • Globally: March 20th, 2024.
  • Locally:  Ramadan 10th, 1445H.


Last Update : 30 January 2024 12:03 PM
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