Qatar is the Most ‘teeth conscious‘ Country

  • Publish date: Monday، 25 April 2022
Qatar is the Most ‘teeth conscious‘ Country

According to a new survey by Kent Express, the UK's premier mail order dentistry provider, Qatar has topped the oral health table due to its advanced teeth and optimistic statistics.

On a new assessment that ranks the oral health of more than 178 countries, the Gulf nation came out on top as the most 'tooth conscious' country, followed by Oman and Japan.

Doha achieved the top spot, according to the dental supplier, because of its low sugar levels consumption, low smoking rate, and a large number of dentists available to the community.


To create the oral health index, a UK dental supplier looked at the number of dentists per 10,000 individuals, sugar consumption, tobacco use prevalence (percentage of adults), and the total number of dentist visits per person per year.

"After analyzing a complete global top list of the most teeth-conscious countries," Kent said in the survey, "we compiled a list of the top 20 countries for dental care."

All of this information was combined to provide a teeth-conscious score of 100, suggesting which countries prioritize oral health the most."

According to Kent, each component earned a score to a country's total ranking. The country with the highest score was deemed the most teeth-conscious, while the country with the lowest score was deemed the least teeth-conscious.

Data shows that Qatar is the most tooth-conscious country in the world, with 6.2 dentists per 10,000 residents. When compared to Oman, where the number is 3.0, the difference is practically double.

Qatar is the Most ‘teeth conscious‘ Country

Japan, on the other hand, came out on top in this category, with Norway and Luxembourg rounding out the top five countries with the most dentists.

Sugar consumption in Doha was also low, with residents using only 607 teaspoons per year.

The United Kingdom came in at number 68 on the index, just seven places ahead of the United States, which is known for its sugary diet.

"Dental hygiene declined for many people during the Covid-19 lockdowns, partially because NHS dentists were unavailable for non-emergency procedures." According to Chris Moffatt, a dental expert at Kent Express, "a massive backlog of appointments has built up across the country, leading many to explore private treatment or even treatment abroad."

Statistics continue to highlight the achievements of the National Oral and Dental Health Committee in delivering comprehensive dental and oral healthcare as the Gulf nation develops its healthcare system in accordance with its National Health Strategy 2018-2022.

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