Worldwide, 30% of people aged 65-74 years have lost all their natural teeth. Data shows that severe gum diseases affect about 5-20% of the worldwide population. According to FDI World Dental Federation’s latest findings on oral health, methods exist to avoid becoming part of these statistics: Regular tooth brushing, at least twice a day, and using fluoride toothpaste are highly effective methods to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
According to FDI, “Living without teeth severely affects quality of life and can lead to unhealthy diets, malnutrition and social isolation. Other simple measures such as eating a healthy diet low in sugar, avoiding sugary snacks between meals and having regular dental check-ups also help in this regard.”