The global Dental Preventive Supplies market is projected to reach US$572 million by 2024, driven by the increasing emphasis on prevention of dental caries and gum diseases among children and adults.
Dental caries are among the major issues facing public healthcare systems across the world. Presently, a significant proportion of the world's adult population and around 60-90% of children in the school-going age category suffer from dental caries. Specifically in developing economies, rapidly changing lifestyles and dietary habits, inadequate awareness about oral care, and increased exposure to fluoride are leading to an increase in prevalence and complexity of dental caries. Driven by the rising incidence of dental caries, preventive care is emerging as one of the most widely used approaches in dental practice to prevent tooth loss, which is primarily caused by two factors, namely gum disease and tooth decay. Children and adolescents constitute major customer segments in the preventive dentistry market.
Increasing risk of dental caries and tooth decays among people of all age groups, and shifting focus of dental professionals from treatment to prevention is expected to propel growth in the global preventive dental supplies market. Growing awareness about the potential implications of untreated dental caries is also contributing to the rising demand for preventive dental care products such as fluoride rinses, fluoride dentifrice, water fluoridation, and dental sealants, among others. The increasing emphasis on aesthetics, shrinking dentist-patient ratios, and availability of greater insurance coverage are also leading to higher sales of preventive dental supplies such as sealants, fluoride gels, and prophylactic pastes. The use of various preventive supplies such as sealants, fluoride treatments and prophylaxis aids in preventing and detecting dental caries and other periodontal diseases. Growth in the preventive supplies market will also be driven by sustained developments in products and materials, which are aimed at ensuring longer term benefits to patients.
Europe represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific is forecast to grow at the fastest CAGR of 5.9% over the analysis period, led by growing population and a parallel increase in oral disease burden; growing prevalence of preventive dental care among the affluent and educated middle class population; developing dental care facilities and improving access to dental services; and rise of Thailand, and Philippines as preferred destinations for affordable dental tourism.
Major players in the market include 3M ESPE AG, Angelus Industria de Produtos Odontologicos S/A, Directa AB, Dentsply Sirona Inc., GC America Inc., Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Kerr Corporation, Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc., Mydent International Inc., Pac-Dent International Inc., Preventive Technologies Inc., TePe Munhygienprodukter AB, Ultradent Products Inc., VOCO GmbH, Water Pik Inc., and Young Innovations Inc., among others.