Tooth decay can cause pain, embarrassment, missed school and more.
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Appalachia has one of the highest rates of oral health problems per person in the US.
Those lucky enough to get an appointment often have to wait months for their care.
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Reports have shown 90% of NHS practices are not currently accepting new dental patients.
A national dental care program for low-income Canadians plans to launch coverage for children under age 12 in 2022.
A national dental care program is welcome news, but raises several ‘billion-dollar’ questions about how the program will work and what will be covered. Here are seven principles to guide decisions.
A public dental care plan would give many Canadians reason to smile.
Canada’s health system does not include dental coverage, leaving a large gap in care that’s existed since its beginning. It’s time to ensure access to oral care.
Do you brush for two minutes, with the correct type of brush and toothpaste? Did you know you’re supposed to spit, not rinse after brushing? And that brushing at the wrong time can cause damage?
Stress is one of the main contributing factors.
Dental decay is the most common non-communicable disease globally, but treating it is not part of our public health-care system.
Canada’s largely private dental care system exacerbates inequalities and is a barrier to integrating oral health with general health.
A woman walks past a photograph of a smiling woman outside a dental office, in Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 3, 2020.
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Oral health is a key part of overall health, but many Canadians skip dental care due to the cost, resulting in emergency room visits and health issues. It’s time for a dental care plan for all Canadians.
Your dentist should wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
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Even during COVID-19, there are ways to keep your teeth healthy.
Carbonation and flavors are all that go into most seltzers.
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Bubbly waters are becoming increasingly popular. While these carbonated, sometimes flavored beverages might cause slight harm to teeth, they are far better than soda. They might even be good for you.
No-one wants to spoil their holiday with a trip to the dentist.
Here’s how to avoid a trip to the emergency dentist this holiday.
It’s not all about the cost of treatment – and this is something the next government will need to address.
Teeth cleaning at the dentist can remove plaque that regular brushing and flossing can’t.
Do you really need a dental clean every six months? Most healthy people will probably be OK if they go anually. But some people are at higher risk of cavities or gum disease, and should go more often.
Only three per cent of HIV organizations in British Columbia offer basic dental care to those who need it.
Research shows that many people living with HIV struggle with tooth decay, bleeding gums and tooth sensitivity – due to the costs of dental care and discrimination by dental professionals.
People worked for healthy teeth long before nylon brushes hit the market.
People have probably always wanted clean and healthy teeth. What they historically used to achieve dental hygiene might surprise you.
Forgoing dental care causes more pain and costly treatments down the longer term.
All Australians should have access to subsidised dental care, not just pensioners and children.
When did you last visit the dentist?
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Unlike health care for the rest of our body, dental care mostly comes out of our own pocket – and it’s not cheap. Many Australians go without and their health suffers.
Health is the largest single component of state government expenditure.
Australians are waiting too long for elective surgery, dental care and treatment for mental health. It’s no wonder health is a vote-changer.
Many Australians travel overseas for dental surgery.
With the often prohibitive costs of dental treatment in Australia, travelling overseas to have dental work done is increasingly common. But it’s important to exercise caution.
Up to 14% of toddlers have “hypomineralised second primary molars” (HSPM), where the enamel (outer layer) of the second baby molars doesn’t develop properly.
Despite good oral hygiene, some children have weak teeth that are more prone to decay.