Most of that tooth decay goes untreated, resulting in a lot of decayed, filled and missing teeth"
"We see a much higher rate of teeth being extracted, and children losing their teeth," Dr. Stephen Partyka, a dentist who runs a busy practice in Iqaluit, told CBC News on Thursday.
"It's very disturbing…. At times, it's depressing.
Partyka blamed the high rates of dental problems on unhealthy diets and smoking — a finding that is backed by the Health Canada survey, which cited high rates of tobacco use, overcrowded housing and food insecurity among Inuit in northern communities."
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