*Need to create awareness about oral health: Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*
*We have cost effective Dental treatment in India*
*Bengaluru – February 9, 2021*: There is a need to create awareness among rural people about dental health, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. He was speaking on the occasion of International Dentists Day held at Rajeev Gandhi University of Health sciences.
People abroad go for dental check-ups at least twice in a year in other countries. But in rural areas of our country people visit dentist only after the pain is irresistible. There is lack of awareness regarding the dental care in India, we need to create awareness about this especially in rural area, said the Minister.
Rural people are still using charcoal powder and they are ignorant of using tooth paste till today. We have very low dental treatment cost compared to other nations. People should make use of this to keep their dental health in good condition said Dr.Sudhakar.
The Minister also said that Indian medicine system is oldest in the world. The practice used by the greats of Charaka, Kanada are still relevant today. I am happy that senior Dentist Dr.S.Ramachandra is honoured in this event. He added.