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Most Germans tend to take good care of their teeth, not only due to regular daily brushing but through professional cleaning. While many people used to be forced to visit the dentist by toothache, dental care has long been a fundamental aspect of the insurance system. Recommended intervals for checkups and treatment are normally between six to twelve months.

Dentists pass through a long period of education and training and keep up to date with new developments. Practices are generally modern, very often with the latest equipment due as well to the tax relief system for professional investments in Germany.

A local dentist can also be searched in the Zahnarztsuche on the Kassenzahnärztliche Vereinigung Nordrhein.

By Vincent Green, Feb 11 2020

Kassenzahnärztliche Vereinigung Nordrhein

Lindemannstraße 34–42
40237 Düsseldorf

+49 211 968 40


Germans, on the whole, love and respect pets and are friendly towards dogs. Dogs are permitted on public transport and inside restaurants but keeping a pet on a leash is a must. Dog ownership is highly regulated and taxed through a compulsory licence fee.


Many open spaces entice hikers into the surrounding countryside. Try heading out to the wonderfully peaceful and natural, reclaimed spaces along the Dutch border. The Ruhr region to the east provides more inspiring landscapes with hills and forests.

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