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I’ve been uninsured for the last several years—while here in Canada, I’ve sufficed on my province’s Pharmacare program for the last few years, dental care is still something I have to think about that is not covered by our provincial health program. For some reason, it’s not deemed “essential” care (much like for some reason pharmaceuticals also aren’t “built in” to the plan), yet, oral health plays a big role in our health and wellbeing—the benefits of good oral health, and consequences of poor oral health, are pretty overlooked as determinants of health and wellness!
Are you slipping on your twice a day brushing? Have you, like me, most recently encountered floss in the dentist’s chair or neglected in a drawer? Have you not seen a dentist in decades? Here are some reasons why oral health is important to the entirety of your health—and of course, I’ve selected sources not trying to sell toothpaste or dental products!
While going to the dentist may be costly, it is worthwhile to have an annual checkup if you can afford to, especially knowing how much your mouth can affect the rest of your body. The longer dental care is put off, the more it may cost. Even for a routine cleaning, because I waited two years following my last one, it cost around $150 more in the amount of time the hygenist had to spend cleaning my teeth! Not worth it—I’ve scheduled my follow-up for 9 months and intend to keep it!
Your dentist is also an important part of your healthcare team. If you have chronic disease, be sure to let them know if you are on any medicines like blood thinners or other meds that may affect your oral health—even something as simple-seeming as an oral contraceptive or aspirin therapy may change how they educate you about oral health care or manage your care.
Now, I’m off to get my morning brush in… at 1 pm! When it comes to dental care, “better late than never” remains a good rule!
Tomorrow is World Oral Health Day–when better to get back on the oral care “bandwagon”?
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