Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Half the World Suffers From Tooth Decay!

In a recent, 3-year long study, it was determined that, globally, approximately 4 billion people suffer from tooth decay.  Basically, 1 out of every 2 people have untreated or unresolved dental problems.  Think about that for a second, or better yet, look at the person next to you.  The purpose of this studty was to bring to light the lack of dental maintenance world-wide.  According to their study, the amount of recorded dental diseases has risen 20% over the last 20 years.  The biggest reasons for this are lack of dental coverage, insurance, or other financial aid, the extreme rise in dental costs, and, to put it plainly, laziness.  Many people only visit a dentist when there's a problem, in which by that time, in many cases, it's too late.  Over 500 hundred scientists participated in this study world-wide, in hopes of spreading awareness and educating the world on the rising problem of dental neglect.

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