It is estimated that caries affects 90% of the world’s population and doubles its index after the Christmas season.
Caries is not only the most common oral problem but it is also the second most common disease in Spain behind the common cold. According to official data, after the Christmas celebrations this disease increases its incidence to almost twice what is usual.
If left untreated, caries can lead to serious infections and loss of teeth. In fact, the existence of this disease is the leading cause of premature tooth loss in young people.
The main triggers of caries are relaxation in dental hygiene habits and the consumption of sugars and acids present in typical Christmas drinks and foods.
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