Dental Visits not Priority in Wales

Dentistry Today


People in Wales need to visit the dentist more often, based on a recent study.

The study indicates that nearly 50 percent of adults in the country have not visited the dentist for at least 2 years. It’s recommended to visit the dentist about once every six months, but many people have not listened to that recommendation.

 One of the first steps to reversing this issue is to better educate the public about the importance of oral health. It would also help if people had easier access to dental care, in addition to adding dentists.

Despite the poor dental turnout, some studies show that it’s actually an improvement when compared to recent years. There were 34,000 more people who visited a dentist in the two-year period concluding in 2013 when compared to the previous 24-month period.