Your food habits affect your well-being in a number of ways. However, it has the most effect on your oral health. Eating food that is unhealthy for your teeth can cause diseases such as tooth decay. As per a report by FDI World Dental Federation, 100% adults and about 60-90% of school children suffer from dental caries. While this may seem like a minor and treatable issue, as per WHO’s dental fact sheet, it is also important to note that treatment of such oral conditions is expensive, averaging 5% of total health expenditure and 20% of out-of-pocket health expenditure in most high-income countries. Therefore, taking care of your dietary intake is a necessity.
The pain – both physical and mental – of losing a tooth or two is hard to bear. Besides, missing tooth/teeth not only affect your overall health but also takes a toll on self-esteem. With new inventions and technological advancements in the dental field, there are numerous cosmetic dentistry solutions that can restore your smile to its original glory. Among the many solutions, dental implants have become quite popular in recent times.
Dental avulsion is when a tooth has completely come out of its socket, following a trauma to the mouth. This could happen to either a primary (baby) tooth or a permanent (adult) tooth. The trauma could be just a fall at home – fainting and hitting the ground face first, or a sporting injury.
We all agree, that, a smile is a highway to any human heart. A simple smile can do wonders, both, personally and professionally, and it costs nothing. But, not everyone is born with an appealing, heartwarming, smile. Cosmetic dentistry to your rescue!
As reported in the Australian on 18 May 2016, Australia’s not for profit health insurance funds are set to launch a national television campaign to tackle the ‘big three’ companies, who they argue are fuelling affordability concern whilst enjoying rising profits. This is aimed at Bupa, Medibank and nib.
The disparity between dental fees charged and dental rebates paid by insurers remains high and the differential seems to be increasing rather than narrowing. Private health insurance funds are permitted each year by the Health Minister to alter the premiums on their policies. On 1 April 2011, private health insurance premiums rose an average of 5.6% Australia’s then Health Minister, the Hon.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicates that while Australian health consumers are satisfied with their experiences with dentists, cost remains a significant barrier. The ABS report 4839.0 Patient Experiences in Australia: Summary of Findings, 2010-11 noted that just over one in four persons who needed to see a dental professional had delayed seeing or had not seen one in the previous 12 months because of the cost (26%).