Sambandet mellan dålig tandhälsa och socioekonomiska skillnader

Detta är en M1-uppsats från Högskolan i Skövde/Institutionen för hälsa och lärande

Sammanfattning: Introduction Caries and poor oral health is an epidemy that affects many people and especially lower classes in society with small or non exiting financial measures to seek dental care. The aim with this overview was to look at the connection between bad socioeconomic aspects and poor oral health. Method 10 scientific articles that treated the subject socioeconomic aspects and poor oral health were searched for in the database PubMed. Only articles regarding Swedish oral helath were chosen, all ages included. Result This study showed that almost every article brought up the correlation between bad socioeconomic relations and bad oral health. More knowledge about socioeconomic inequalities is needed in order to work in a preventive way. Discussion To even out socioeconomic inequalities knowledge is needed and a less expensive dental care because the reason low income gropus avoid seeking dental care is because they can not afford it even if they need it. Mapping out tooth issues is helpful to be able to detect trends over a long time in order to work preventively.

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