Thread about current state and importance of Oral Health:

There is a shocking report about the state of dental Caries world wide:…

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1) 3.5 Billion People are affected by Caries.

If you have never had a comprehensive exam with a full set of xrays done, you are one of those 3.5B people. That’s basically 3 Indian populations put together.

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2) Dental Caries does not always hurt.

That’s when you should aim for it to be detected and treated. Typically it will means a filling. Occasionally a crown. Rarely a root canal or extraction.

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3) It can be prevented.

Use an electric tooth brush, a fluoridated tooth paste and floss regularly. Reduce consumption of sugar in any form as much as possible. Sodas and juices are the worst, combining acids and sugars

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4) Dental@care is not expensive, neglect is.

I don’t need to tell u that root canals, crowns and implants are more expensive than check ups, xrays, cleanings and fillings. You decide when you want to get it done.

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5) Dental treatment is NOT Painful.

Improvements in quality of local anesthetics, delivery systems, better instruments and proper usage of pain medication has virtually rendered dental treatment nearly pain free.

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6) Dental Caries can cause complications with major surgical procedures.

All patients undergoing major surgery need to undergo a thorough dental evaluation and treatment to eliminate focus or infections.

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This picture tells the whole story:

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If you are a health care worker, go see a dentist ASAP! Then counsel your patients to do the same!

As a dentist who has trained and practiced in the US, it is my goal to educate the general population about preventive care!

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