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New Report Out on the Dangers of ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Dentistry


CareQuest Institute for Oral Health — a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring all Americans have access to oral healthcare — recently published a report “Dental Danger: Home Remedies to Avoid When Awaiting Care.” As more than half of adults in the United States have no access to professional dental care, the report discusses the hazards of at-home remedies. These include tobacco poultices, previously prescribed pain medication, illegal drugs, needles to lance gingival abscesses, aspirin powder, and alcohol/spirits. Click here to read more.

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