No-one particularly likes visits to the dentist, but the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has reported that those who actively avoid the dentist are three times more likely to have tooth decay.
The AIHW report, ‘Dental attendance patterns and oral health status’ said the management of dental decay was influenced by the regularity of visits to a dentist.
“Those with an unfavourable pattern of dental attendance had more than three times the level of untreated decayed teeth and 1.6 times more teeth missing due to dental decay,” said Professor Spencer of AIHW’s dental statistics and research unit.
“Those seeking regular dental check-ups were more likely to have dental decay treated promptly, which led to less untreated decay, fewer extractions and more teeth restored.”
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