Oral health and annual check-ups
Oral health in Spain has improved significantly in recent years. The general public is gaining awareness on the relationship between oral health and other health issues such as cardiovascular diseases, osteoarthritis or neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, it is widely accepted that a beautiful smile improves people's self-esteem and their inter-personal relationships.
Nevertheless, although the benefits of oral health are widely recognised, over half of the Spanish population does not undergo the recommended annual dental check-up.