Individuals should make dental appointments for preventative treatment and not just when they require emergency dentistry for ailments, experts have claimed.
Specialists have explained that oral hygiene is vital and that people should be taking more preventative measures to maintain good health, Dentistry IQ reports.
Dr Steven Morgano, chief academic officer of Boston University’s Institute for Dental Research and Education, described how more often than not a patient will only go to a professional when they have a problem rather than to ward off potential issues.
Professor Antonio Carrassi, dean of the dental school of the University of Milan, commented: “It is important to remember that oral health means more than good teeth. It is integral to overall general health and essential for the wellbeing of individuals.”
A new tax on chewing gum could have a negative impact on the health of the British public’s teeth, according to Dentistry.co.uk, which explained that professionals have claimed it is a good way to fight decay.