Oral Health Case Reports

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Effects of Climate Changes on Oral Health


Sri Lakshmi Ajit

Climate change has been shown to have an impact on human health, particularly dental health, making this an urgent and current issue. Global mean surface air temperature (SAT) increased by 1°C above pre-industrial levels in 2015, and is expected to rise fast to 1.5°C by the 2030s and 2°C by the 2050s. This rate of global warming and rising global mean SAT are linked to increasing chances of today's measured unfavourable health outcomes. In 2010, billions of individuals were impacted by oral problems, with neglected dental caries being one of the most common non-communicable disease (NCD) and periodontal disease ranking sixth. Oral cancer is one of the most frequent cancers worldwide. Widely used technique strategies to tackling NCDs emphasize on major factors notably sugar consumption, smoking and alcohol use, anxiety, accidents, and inadequate and improper cleanliness. Every efficient and effective health promotion approach should therefore incorporate larger social determinants of health, such as economics, social policies, education, and inequitable resource distribution, as well as larger disease risk factors, such as climate change and pollution. There are no documented statistics on the influence of climate change on dental health currently.


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