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Holidaymakers ‘travelling without dental insurance’

Posted by Yvonne Wallace

Many people are going on holiday without dental insurance that will protect them in the event of an oral health emergency, new research has found.

According to data collected by the British Dental Health Foundation, as many as a third of holidaying Britons have gone abroad this summer without insurance.

Some respondents who took part in the poll admitted that they do not know whether or not dental care was included in the health insurance they purchased for their break.

Chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation Dr Nigel Carter stated medical insurance is essential for those heading away from the UK for a late summer break, adding: “Take out travel cover as soon as you have booked the trip and make sure you carefully examine the small print to know what your policy entitles you to.”

The specialist recently highlighted the fact that following a good oral health routine is vital in the prevention of gum disease.

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