WHO's oral health work focuses on strengthening cost-effective promotion of oral health and oral health care across the population within the primary care system. Oral health refers to the health of the teeth, gums and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to smile, talk and chew. Some of the most common diseases affecting our oral health include tooth decay (tooth decay), gum disease (periodontal) and oral cancer. Oral health affects our ability to eat, talk, smile and show emotions.
Oral health also affects a person's self-esteem, school performance, and attendance at work or school. Oral diseases, ranging from tooth decay and gum disease to oral cancer, cause pain and disability to millions of Americans and cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. The World Dental Health Organization provides high-quality, compassionate, charitable dental care and education to underserved communities around the world. Reassure consumers that your oral health care products are clinically tested and backed by scientific evidence with the approval of the internationally recognized dental experts of the Oral Health Foundation.