Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 26 May 2011 15:38
Officials from a northern Canadian Territory are asking for better dental care for its citizens.
The Inuit people of Nunavut are more susceptible to having dental issues than other people, according to a survey. That’s why officials are calling for better dental services for the people indigenous to the area.
The Health Canada Inuit Oral Health survey was conducted in March. The results showed that more than 85 percent of the Inuit children demonstrated signs of having cavities in at least eight teeth. The information also indicated that many of the people don’t visit a dentist even though the possibility of developing a dental problem is so high.