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dental

[′dent·əl]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to the teeth.
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Dental neglect has been found to be a predictor of poor oral health in children and adults, as measured by indices of caries, toothache and number of teeth lost.
Dental neglect is the willful failure by a parent or guardian to seek and obtain treatment for dental problem which cause pain, infection or interfere with adequate function.
In the 1920s, dental nurses were successfully utilized in New Zealand to treat children's dental neglect.
While we would not wish pain on our cats--or other serious health problems that may stem from dental neglect, such as heart, lung and kidney disease--about two-thirds of us currently overlook the daily dental care recommended by veterinarians, according to a recent AAHA study.
Consequently, more and more people are now cushioning themselves against the steep cost of dentistry by taking out a private dental payment policy rather than succumb to dental neglect.
Dental neglect is the failure to seek or provide treatment for untreated rampant caries [cavities], gingival [gum] inflammation, infection, bleeding, trauma and pain.
But if you want to avoid the nasties which come with dental neglect - including toothache, abscesses, bad breath, shrinking gums and even loss of teeth - sooner or later you have to sit in that chair.