Oral Health Around The World
World Oral Health Day was celebrated on 20th March - what did you do for it? Professionals from more than 70 different countries got involved this year, with various activities, events and opportunities arranged and available to help raise awareness of oral health, while also raising funds to help improve the lives of those less fortunate.
While there may be only nine recognised major world religions, most would argue that there are many more cultures and sub-cultures around the globe. Some share their history, others are completely unique, but all have their own ideas, beliefs and customs that people live by and follow.
With regards to oral health, people from different cultures approach the subject with just as varying beliefs and practises. In order for you to provide the best possible service and care for all of your patients, it is essential that you have at least a basic understanding of these different cultures, particularly where their beliefs may affect their dental or general health.