We offer dental care 7 shifts per week (5 morning shifts & 2 afternoon shifts, 4 people per shift.) Our services are priced at a 70% discounted rate that you would find at a private practice. We offer the following services: profilaxis (cleaning & fluoridation), cavity fillings, tooth extractions, simple & complex root canals, teeth whitening and X-rays.
An overview of oral health in Peru:
Dental care and oral health in Peru have been areas of concern due to various factors, including limited access to dental services, oral hygiene practices, and socioeconomic disparities. Here’s an overview of dental care and oral health in Peru:
Access to Dental Services: In Peru, access to dental care is a significant challenge, particularly in rural and remote areas. The distribution of dental professionals is uneven, with most of them concentrated in urban regions, making it difficult for people in rural communities to receive regular dental care.
Oral Health Education: Oral health education and awareness programs are essential to promote preventive care practices. However, in Peru, oral health education is often limited, particularly in underserved communities. There is a need for increased efforts to educate the population about proper oral hygiene and brushing techniques, the importance of regular dental check-ups, and the impact of diet on oral health.
Common Oral Health Issues: Like many other countries, Peru faces several prevalent oral health problems. These include dental caries (tooth decay), gum disease, oral infections, and oral cancer. These issues are often related to inadequate oral hygiene, poor nutrition, and limited access to dental services.
Fluoridation: To address dental caries, water fluoridation programs have been implemented in some areas of Peru. The controlled addition of fluoride to the water supply helps strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. However, the coverage of fluoridation is not uniform across the country. We offer fluoridation for individuals.
Public Dental Services: The Peruvian government provides dental care services through public healthcare facilities, including clinics and hospitals. However, the demand often exceeds the available resources, leading to long waiting times for treatments.
Private Dental Care: Private dental practices and clinics also exist in urban areas, offering a range of services from preventive care to specialized treatments. However, the cost of private dental care can be a barrier for many Peruvians, particularly those with limited financial means.