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Cultural Differences and Attitudes About Dental Health Discussion

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What are cultural differences and attitudes about dental health? Can where you are born predict your dental health?

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Running head: DENTAL HEALTH IN DIFFERENT CULTURES

Dental Health in Different Cultures
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DENTAL HEALTH IN DIFFERENT CULTURES

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Culture and attitudes is an integral part of people’s life and its plays a significant role in
the maintenance of dental health. Diverse customs and beliefs, social practices and food practices
have affected dental health. Some of the most widely known oral diseases as periodontal diseases
and dental caries may have cultural practices and attitudes as their causal etiology (Jain et al,
2014). Thus, it is important for dentist to understand the different cultures and attitudes while
diagnosing and treating dental problems.
One of the cultural factors affecting dental health is ethnicity, race and religion. These
factors determine the awareness levels and the self-perception of access to dental care as well as
oral health. For instance, Jain et al (2014) notes that in a research on the Orthodox Jewish
Communit...

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New York University

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