4 Temmuz 2010 Pazar

Holidaymakers encouraged to visit dentist before travelling

The British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) has urged holidaymakers to get their teeth checked out ahead of their trip.
According to the group, tourists tend to be more relaxed with their dental routine when they are overseas, so it is important they know their teeth are in good condition.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the BDHF, commented: "Going to the dentist may not be at the forefront of your mind when preparing to go on holiday but it should not be ignored."
He said going for a check-up would reduce the chances of people suffering long-term damage to their teeth.
Dr Carter added that getting emergency dental care in another country could potentially be very expensive.
This coincides with a recommendation from the European Commission for holidaymakers to get a European Health Insurance Card.
Consumers were advised that this would make it much easier to access healthcare services if they are in an EU member state and require treatment.
By Patricia Lampard

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