How expensive is a visit to the dentist really?

13. October 2010  
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What is the cost of a regular examination at the dentist? This is a question many have difficulty to answer, shows a study by Epinion made for Tandlægeforeningen among 1.003 danes.

Many young people do not, that a regular study only costs 83 kr., when one is 18-25 years old, while adults over the age of 25 will pay 142 kr. A teeth cleaning costs 178 kr.
Among the participants in the study had each seventh not been to the dentist in the last two years. Of this group believed 47 per cent., to a regular dental examination costing more than dkk 300. Actually believed almost every fourth, that the price had to be over 400 kr.

Myths and guesswork
– It shows that the perception that it is expensive to go to the dentist, often based on guesswork rather than facts, especially among those who opt out of the dentist. There seems to have been built up a myth about tandlægernes rates, as they do not go regularly to the dentist, has been caught up in, says Susanne Andersen.

Susanne Andersen, President of the Tandlægeforeningen


The lack of knowledge for the price of a regular dentist, however 36 per cent. of those who have been to the dentist within the last two years.

– In Tandlægeforeningen we find it positive that a dental examination is significantly cheaper than many expect. But only if it helps to make the experience at the dentist even better. For if the erroneous perception of the price to get someone to keep away from the dentist, it is extremely unfortunate. The regular inspections have a deterrent effect and can help to detect any problems early, so that the individual can prevent both major dental procedures and great tandlægeregninger, says Tandlægeforeningens president, Susanne Andersen.

It is a problem that many young people are dropping the regular visits to the dentist, and it makes Tandlægeforeningen now something about the campaign tandfix.dkthat is targeted at young people of 18-25 years. The campaign must tell the young that it can have a big impact to drop the dentist visit, and that it is actually better to go regularly to the dentist than to let be.

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Tandfix.dk – campaign for young people

6. October 2010  
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Tandlægeforeningen is behind a new and different online campaign aimed at young people. Tandfix.dk called the portal with a sense of humor and irony to capture the interest of young people for their own dental health.

Too many young people are dropping the regular visits to the dentist. It will Tandlægeforeningen now do something with a campaign that is targeted at young people of 18-25 years. The campaign must tell the young that it can have a big impact to drop the dentist visit, and that it is actually better to go regularly to the dentist than to let be.

Tandfix.dk
The campaign, which starts on 23. august, is mainly online, and takes its point of departure in the site TandFix.dk, where young people can go into a universe that is created on the humor and irony. But the young people will also encounter the campaign on Facebook. The only thing they will not encounter, is moralized.

– Our desire is to engage in a dialogue with the young people and based on their life situation without talking down to them.

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The tooth fairy there with a sense of humor to reach out to young people

We know that many young people think that the regular visits to the dentist is not so necessary, because they do not have any problems with their teeth and gums, right here and now. But as much as shows the effects often only later in life, says Tandlægeforeningens president, Susanne Andersen.

It is important to get things in the bud when it is about the diseases of the teeth and mouth. If you wait, you run the risk of both toothache and comprehensive treatment.

It is also inexpensive to get a check-up at the dentist.

– Many young people do not know, that a regular study actually only costs 83 kr., when one is 18-25 years, while a cleaning costs 178 kr. It may not pay to wait, " says Susanne Andersen.

In connection with the start of the campaign will dental students in Copenhagen and Aarhus, denmark take off at technical schools and social and health care educational institutions and to enter into dialogue with young people on their tandplejevaner. At the same time, there will be hung campaign posters up, and there will be a shared bags out with water, flyers, toothbrush and toothpaste.

The campaign has been, with support from the Danish Regions and is developed in cooperation with the communication agency NetPeople.

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Give your teeth a longer life

6. October 2010  
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A new study shows that people who skip the regular visits to the dentist over, has far greater risk of losing some of their teeth, when they come up in the 50-years-of age and over. Even if the teeth look nice and fine out here and now, is it not a good idea to just skip tandlægebesøgene over. If you as the young fail to go regularly to the dentist, the consequences can prove only later in life, shows the survey, which is carried out in relation to the great STUFF-review (Diet, Smoking, Alcohol and Exercise).

The results from the survey shows that the 50-64-year-olds who have been to the dentist regularly, have retained significantly more teeth than those who have missed the visits over. Among those who go regularly to the dentist has 9 out of the 10 retained most of their teeth when they are over 50 years old, while 20% of those who do not go regularly to the dentist only retains 20 or fewer teeth, when they are over 50 years.

Behold dine tænder som ældre

Give your lights a longer life - regularly go to the dentist

The consequences of having few teeth in the mouth are bl.a.:

  • Reduced tyggeevne
  • Læspen
  • Problems with convergence in the lower third of the face, allowing you to look significantly older than you are.
  • Extra wear on the remaining teeth. The fewer teeth you have left, the more work there is for the remaining teeth.
  • It doesn't look nice

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