Why it's important to make Regular Dental Visits

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to overlook the significance of oral health and regular dental checkups. However, taking care of your mouth and smile is crucial for maintaining overall well-being.

Oral diseases contribute significantly to the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) burden, with untreated dental caries (tooth decay) affecting approximately 2.4 billion people worldwide. Additionally, oral cancer ranks among the ten most common cancers, and periodontal disease (gum disease) affects up to 50% of the global population.

Poor oral health can negatively impact an individual's self-esteem and quality of life, as toothaches, mouth sores, bad breath, and other oral issues often cause discomfort and embarrassment. Moreover, oral health is closely linked to general health, with poor oral health being both a result and cause of poor overall health.

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