October has been defined as the month to bring awareness to the way we talk about cavities, the disease process and the prevention of caries. Please help our mission by supporting the awareness month and start changing the language today!
This crucial campaign aims to shed light on the significant impact of advanced stages of caries disease, which can lead to excruciating pain, severe infections, abscesses, and even life-threatening sepsis.
Shockingly, caries disease is not only the most common chronic disease in adults but also the most prevalent infectious disease in children. It surpasses other prevalent conditions like asthma by five times and diabetes by an astonishing 20 times.
The consequences are staggering, with over 51 million hours of school missed by children in the US annually due to tooth pain.
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Caries disease can also trigger social anxiety and depression. Moreover, the economic toll is immense, with over 45 billion dollars lost in work productivity each year in the US due to untreated dental disease.
Emergency room visits for tooth pain and dental caries amount to a staggering 1.6 billion dollars spent annually.
This month, let’s unite to spread awareness about caries disease prevention and early intervention. Empowering individuals to prioritize their oral health and overall well-being.
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TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A LASTING IMPACT ON ORAL HEALTH AND CREATE A HEALTHIER FUTURE FOR ALL
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