Most of the people know that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease, but not brushing your teeth could also lead to more serious diseases. Here we are going to investigate what other - perhaps unexpected - health conditions are affected by poor dental health.
Multiply similar costs across the country and you have a solid economic argument for growing publicly funded dental care in Canada. Last year, a provincial government report found that dental procedures cost up to 44 per cent more in Alberta than in neighbouring provinces. Does this inflated cost affects dental health? You bet.