Prevent suffering caused by oral disease by promoting effective oral health initiatives where needs are great

ORAL DISEASE AFFECTS EVERYONE

ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG

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WE ARE THE HUMBLE SMILE FOUNDATION

THE HUMBLE SMILE FOUNDATION is A GLOBAL GROUP OF DENTal professionals WHO BELIEVE PASSIONATELY THAT GOOD ORAL HEALTH IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT. OUR HUMBLE VISION IS TO HELP PREVENT SUFFERING CAUSED BY ORAL DISEASE. WE DO THIS BY PROMOTING EFFECTIVE ORAL HEALTH INITIATIVES anywhere in THE WORLD WHERE unmet NEEDS ARE GREAT.


PROJECTS

The Humble Smile Foundation manages oral health outreach projects to help keep smiles on the faces of kids that live in the most vulnerable areas around the world. Humble smiles also appear on the faces of those who help us.

PEOPLE

The Humble Smile Foundation brings together people that have chosen to share the responsibility of preventing oral disease. We work with like-minded organisations to deliver effective solutions that make a real difference to the lives of many.

PREVENTION

The Humble Smile Foundation develops and delivers programmes and initiatives that inform, educate and help to prevent oral disease in vulnerable people who often have never seen let alone used a toothbrush.


SOME HUMBLING FACTS ABOUT GLOBAL ORAL DISEASE

Many kids throughout the world have no means to care for their oral health. The dental clinic is too far away. They don't have fluoride and they don’t have a toothbrush. What they do have is an increasingly sugary diet. The result is often CHRONIC pain, tooth loss, missing school, disability and impaired psychological and physical development


 

THE MOST COMMON DISEASE ON EARTH
(percentage of world population with tooth decay)

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease on the planet, affecting more than 90% of the world’s population. It is the most prevalent childhood disease, affecting more than 70% of school children worldwide

WORLDWIDE UNTREATED TOOTH DECAY
(billions of people)

Worldwide 2.4bn people have untreated tooth decay in their permanent teeth and some 621m children have untreated decay in milk teeth. More than 190m new cases of dental decay are predicted every year

RELATIVE COST OF PREVENTIVE ORAL CARE
(days work needed to buy an annual supply of toothpaste)

The greatest burden of oral diseases lies on disadvantaged and poor populations. Oral disease reflects distinct risk profiles across countries related to living conditions, behavioral and environmental factors, oral health systems and prevention
 

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