In an effort to improve public awareness, The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has teamed up with dental plaque researcher Dr. Ian Lovett to create a website, the Royal Veterinary Pediatric Dental Foundation (RVPFD), which aims to raise public awareness of the disease caused by dental plaque and the benefits of prevention.
The foundation is a charity of the Royal Victorian Veterinary College and it is funded by the Dental Association of Australia (DAA), which has previously provided a financial support for the project.
The website, called Dental Disease: Prevention and Care, provides information about the disease and the health benefits of preventing dental plaque.
Dr Lovett said the research project had been supported by the Australian Medical Association, which has been working with DVPFD to ensure the information was presented in a fair and balanced manner.
“We wanted to get it right and not put people off from getting treatment,” he said.
“There’s a lot of misinformation out there, so we wanted to make sure people understood what they were talking about and what they should do to reduce their risk of dental disease.”
I think the people that don’t get dental care at all, they think it’s just another illness and they’re not getting the best care.
“The main thing is the information is really helpful, so they’re able to make better decisions about their health.”
The Royal Veterinary School (RVSS) has also joined the initiative and is providing a free digital platform to provide information about dental disease and its potential benefits.
“It is a really big undertaking to create this website, it takes a lot out of us, so it’s really good that we can help spread the word,” Dr Lovett added.
“Dental plaque is a very important cause of disease and it can have a huge impact on people’s lives, so hopefully we can get the word out to people who might be struggling with the disease.”
Dr Lovet said dental plaque could be a contributing factor to some conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, but there were many more factors involved.
“People can be very healthy and healthy in a healthy way, but when you have a disease that causes dental plaque, then it’s going to be more likely to affect that person’s health,” he explained.
“And it is something that affects everything they do and everything they touch, and it’s also something that’s not just the mouth.”
If you’re a person with a disease like diabetes, it’s a disease of the pancreas, the body’s own pancreases, so you’re going to have insulin resistance and you’re also going to experience a lot more of a reduction in your glucose levels.
“Dr Paul MacGregor, the founder of the RVPFD, said the website was important in promoting prevention, particularly amongst young people.”
One of the things that we’re hoping is that people will go on to the website and read the information and take the action that they need to,” he told ABC News.”
As they go on they’ll be able to look at their own lifestyle and their own health, and then they can use that information and decide how much more they can do to prevent the disease from occurring.
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