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In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or disability. The concept of health care has evolved significantly over the past decades during which numerous health care models have been examined and modified or considered no longer functional. Oral health is related to well-being and quality of life, hence oral diseases impact health and well-being; however, safe and effective procedures exist to prevent periodontal diseases and dental caries that mark the most common ailments of oral health.

Dental Caries

The mouth is colonized by 200 to 300 bacterial species, but only a limited number of these species participate in dental decay, that is, caries or periodontal disease. Lifestyle choices ...

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