What is Dental Care?

Dental care is medical care and hygiene relating to your teeth. Dental care is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems. Similarly, dentistry involves taking care of one’s teeth professionally, including oral hygiene and dental surgery.

Why is it important?

  • Reduces the risk of oral infections and diseases.
  • Reduces the risk of Oral Cancer
  • Reduces the risk of Dementia.
  • Stops bad breath.
  • Gives you confidence.

How can one individual take dental care by themselves?

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss between your teeth
  • Cut down sugar intake and follow other healthy lifestyle tips for good oral health.
  • Brush baby teeth as soon as they come through.
  • Get children into a teeth-cleaning routine.
  • Straighten crooked teeth with braces.
  • Have regular dental check-ups.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Have a balanced diet.
  • Consider mouthwash for daily use.
  • Limit sugary foods and starches.

 Disease-related to the neglect of dental Care.

In Bangladesh, more than 80 percent of the population has at least one or more oral and dental diseases. Many suffer from periodontitis, gingivitis, dental caries, pulpitis, alveolar abscess, etc. Dental cysts and carcinoma of the oral cavity are also common oral health problems in Bangladesh.

Neglecting dental health can lead to various dental problems, including cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Untreated dental caries is the single most common condition globally, affecting an estimated 2.5 billion people. Severe gum disease – a major cause of total tooth loss – is estimated to affect 1 billion people worldwide. About 380,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year. The following diseases you may affected if don’t take dental care properly like-Tooth Decay, Gum disease, Bad Breath, Sensitive Teeth, Cracked or Broken Teeth, Receding Gums, Root Infection, Enamel Erosion, Dry Mouth, Teeth Grinding, Kidney diseases, Cancer, Obstructive sleep apnea etc.

Opportunities and Facilities in Bangladesh

There is a good facility across Bangladesh for dental care. All public and private medical colleges have facilities for dental treatment. There are 7000-11000 registered dental surgeons in BD. You will find 9 public and 26 private dental colleges across the country where all kinds of dental care treatments are available. Besides these, you will find lots of dental clinics across the country. At present, in Cox’sbazar there are also 28/30 dental clinics. In Rohingya Refugee camps, dental treatment is also served by some organizations like Basmah at Camps 14 and 26. Prantik provides dental services at camp 12. At Camp 3 dental care is provided by Dalit.

Cost of Dental Care:

Dental care treatment is a little more costly rather than other treatments. It also depends on the state of the teeth, surgeon, and clinic. There are two common treatments seen among people Root Canals and Dental Fillings. You must pay a minimum of 1000 Tk for Dental Fillings and it is 5000 Tk for Root Canal.  For details, you can visit the following link.



Remember to prioritize regular dental check-ups and maintain good oral hygiene practices to prevent dental problems. If you have specific concerns or questions about dental treatment prices or procedures, consult with a trusted Dental Professional in Bangladesh who can provide personalized guidance.


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