This article will bring you to the list of the top countries with the worst teeth, oral health and hygiene in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Oral health is important for a number of reasons, but we pretty much all want to have pearly whites. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to oral health and hygiene and even if they do, it can be really expensive. Financial problems are one of the main reasons why people don’t visit dentists, but in my home country there is another big problem. Dentist are usually rude to patients. When you go to a dentist with bad teeth (for example previously you didn’t have enough money for it), they scold you rudely, consequently you feel very uncomfortable. No one likes being treated like a bad kid. I think this behavior origins from the communist rule, at that time there were no private dentists and they didn’t have to compete with others. Now, things have changed. There are lots of private practices and dentists need to compete with each other, therefore their behavior has changed, too.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the top countries with the worst teeth, oral health and hygiene in the world from their list.
The first one is Dominican Republic. This Caribbean nation is well known for its beautiful beaches and extravagant resorts and golf courses. However, in this particular article we are more interested in the country’s oral health and hygiene. From the DMFT score, we can clearly see that the Dominican Republic is not in a favorable position. Of course, the ideal position would be to have a DMFT score of 0, but in the real world that is not going to be true for most countries. Thus, countries should aim to get their DMFT score as close to zero as possible. The second country should be Gabon. Gabon is a Central African country and is the only African country to make the list today. The thing is, sugar has been found to be the primary reason behind tooth decay and other problems, and in African countries, candies and sweets are not a priority for children. This is why most African countries have relatively low DMFT scores. Of course, these scores are nowhere near optimal, but in comparison things are good. Except for Gabon of course, as you can see that Gabon has a DMFT score of 4.9.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about top 10 countries with the worst teeth, oral health and hygiene in the world.