All countries have different hygiene habits here and ways to take care of your Tijuana dentures, for example:
90% of the world population will suffer from an oral disease throughout its life; from caries, to periodontal diseases and oral cancer.
Between 60% and 90% of children of school age and almost 100% of adults around the world have cavities.
Toothache is the main cause of absenteeism in schools in many countries.
In the US, it is estimated that between 30 and 40 million people avoid dental treatments every year due to anxiety and fear.
Oral conditions, both in children and adults, tend to be more frequent among poor and disadvantaged groups.
Periodontal diseases in the world
Severe periodontal diseases, which can lead to tooth loss, affect 15% -20% of middle-aged adults (35-44 years).
Although in the developed countries the number of oral diseases decreases, periodontal complications are more common, especially in the elderly. The main risk factors, such as tobacco consumption, lack of physical activity and a diet high in fat, salt and sugar, contribute to a series of chronic diseases, including oral diseases.
Tobacco use is responsible for almost half of all periodontal diseases.
The incidence of oral cancer is between 1 and 10 cases over 100,000 in most countries. Its prevalence is relatively higher in men, the elderly and people with low educational level and low income. Tobacco and alcohol are two important causal factors.
Mouth cancer is the eighth most common type of cancer in the world and the most expensive to treat.
The risk of oral cancer is 15 times higher when the two main risk factors, tobacco and alcohol consumption, are combined.
Guatemala and oral hygiene
99% of the population has caries.
In all cases, carious lesions are the cause that leads to the loss of teeth before 35 years of age.
Latin America is where the most acute problems in terms of oral health are concentrated, mainly in regard to dental caries.
There is no doubt that the frequency of diseases or conditions related to oral hygiene varies from country to country, and from region to region in the same country. However, it can also be seen that the racial, climatic, dietary, cultural and economic variables also influence to determine which country has the best oral hygiene.