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NEW DELHI -- A 40-year-old dentist was allegedly beaten to death by a group of around 15 persons, including at least four juveniles, following a dispute in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area, police said tod...
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"Cavities? Even after brushing twice? Oh God! Why my child? I take all the care required for my child's oral health!" I hear exclamations to this effect from every second parent seeking dental treatment for their child. The truth is, in addition to brushing twice a day, children need regular dental care from the age of 12 months.
As parents, we ensure that our kids receive all vaccinations and are taken to the doctor - and that too to the best - at the first hint of illness. However, making time for professional dental visit, which is so critical, is often forgotten or neglected. We only take our child to the dentist when the tooth aches; otherwise we feel if the child is brushing twice, he/she is immune to all dental diseases.
Advancements in dental technology, equipment and the procedures they enable have ushered in a new era in dentistry, giving consumers a good reason to smile. Yet India's oral healthcare status demonstrates a great need for better education and more accessible services.