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Dental Visits Differ Geographically In The UK

Guidelines recommend that you should visit the dentist approximately every 6 months in order to keep your oral health in check. We recently posted a blog entry regarding the gender divide when it comes to attendance at dental appointments. Further studies by dentistry today have also noticed a significant geographical divide.

This geographical divide is showing that Wales is falling behind in dental appointment as a study indicates that “nearly 50 % of adults in the country have not visited the dentist for at least 2 years.”

Despite these worrying results the study has also revealed that there does appear to be a slight increase in attendance compared to previous results collected between 2011 – 2013. However health campaigners are arguing that this is not enough and there needs to be a greater awareness of the importance of dental health.

Source of information: Dentistry Today 

 

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