The World Health Organization reported that oral health services were among the most affected essential health services because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 77 per cent of countries reporting partial or complete disruption.
“Let’s call it for what it is a dental disaster,” said Dr Gerhard Konrad Seeberger, president of FDI World Dental Federation.
One year after first lockdowns dentists around the world confront the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s oral health: higher incidence of tooth decay and more advanced gum disease
Changing routines: people skipping twice-daily toothbrushing, snacking between meals at home, and not visiting the dentist.
What is World Oral Health Day?
On the 20 March every year, we ask the world to unite to help reduce the burden of oral diseases, which affect individuals, health systems and economies everywhere.
Its purpose: to empower people with the knowledge, tools and confidence to secure good oral health…more