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Superstitious beliefs have been present for thousands of years and vary around the world. Superstitions regarding health are common among some parts of the Nepalese population. These beliefs can range from harmless to dangerous, with potentially serious health implications. Many superstitions are related to dentistry. The rising Nepalese population in the UK means that practitioners may be faced with patients holding similar beliefs. Knowledge of the beliefs of this population and how they may affect their health-seeking behaviors can help practitioners overcome potential barriers to care.
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