"Debater: oral health is important – teeth is one part of the body."
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. Healthy teeth are essential for good community health. Several research reports indicate that the worse oral health, the greater the risk of diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. "
"Recent studies also show that problems with periodontal disease may increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. And with increasing age, becomes the link between oral health and community health all the more."
"Despite these connections, it seems our politicians since many years back. consider that the mouth is not a part of the body, and therefore, should not be covered by the health and medical cost protection or of health and medical services act. "
"In our neighbouring countries Denmark, Finland and Iceland, however, the politicians have a holistic view on the body. Where is the dental care integrated into each country's healthcare laws. "
"The medical journal Lancet described a long time ago all human diseases in a global perspective. 1.3 billion people are estimated to be affected by oral diseases. "
"Three of the mouth diseases can be found on ”top ten list” of ”non-communicable diseases”, and also has increased in the last decade. Probably because of that we are living longer with multiple retained teeth that can be exposed to the disease. "
"A contributing factor to the deterioration of the tandhälsan of many of the elderly in Sweden is that the preventative dental care comes in far too late in life, in so far as it at all present. "
"A previous report from the Tandläkarförbundet shows that as much as one-third of the country's municipalities rarely or never takes up the issue of oral health when older people's requirements for assistance should be assessed. And active efforts to prevent munhälso-problems in the elderly shines largely by its absence. Despite the fact that the knowledge available on how the problem can be solved."
"Dental care costs about 25 billion per year for the individual and society. For vuxentandvården corresponds to the patients ' co-payments, about two-thirds of the total cost. With such a high degree of self-financing must dental care is perceived to be the individual's and not society's problem. "
"But all cannot afford to pay the 3 000 kronor, which is required before the cost ceiling is in force. A recent Sifo survey shows for example that every third woman fear that they are not able to live on their pension. It also explains why many are forced to put up with poor dental health and a diminished quality of life."
"the health Board has the goal that dental care should be” knowledge-based and effective, safe, patient-centered, efficient, equitable and delivered in a reasonable time.” But nothing is said about that dental care should be affordable so that everyone can maintain a good dental health throughout life. "
"back in 1973, the goal was for the then tandvårdsreform that adults would get good dental care at affordable fee. Why do not the objective of the day? Today, on the international Munhälsodagen on march 20, should any responsible politician answer that question."
"From this year is the dental care in Sweden is free for children and young people and with the year you turn 23. The next step towards a more equitable dental services must be for the rest of the citizens should dental care be included in the public healthcare sector, with its high cost of 1,100 dollars. In this way, the reinvention klassmarkören – bad teeth – is gradually eliminated. "
"nJöran Rubensson, former chairman of the Swedish Pensioners' Association, the SPRF and expert in the inquiry for a National quality plan for the care of the elderly."
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