Archive for May, 2015
It’s tempting to neglect wellness and preventative care, especially when we’re young. Who has time to make an appointment with a doctor or a local dentist in between shifts at work, school, and hanging out with friends, and isn’t it all just a conspiracy to frivolously bill your insurance company anyway?
Perhaps no part of the body suffers from this kind of thinking more than our teeth. Tooth enamel is the hardest stuff that makes us up, but it’s not limitless or renewable. We only get a certain amount and when it’s gone, it’s gone–this may be the reason why a full 2/3rds of senior citizens over the age of 75 have no remaining teeth of their own! Even if you can’t see or feel anything wrong with your teeth, a good local dentist in a scary chair near you might be able to pinpoint small problems b
While the last few years have seen great strides forward in terms of health care reform, this reform has largely overlooked dental care.
Yet many of the issues that plague health care — such as high costs, lack of access and poor coverage — affect the dental insurance world just as much.
With the number of Americans who have dental care hovering far below the number of those who have health coverage, and poor dental health being linked to a number of serious health problems, avoiding the dentist office could rack up some major expenses in the long run.
According to US News and World Report, an amazing 40% of Americans still don’t have dental coverage; in contrast, a mere 12.9% of Americans lack health care. People without dental insurance are far less likely to visit the dentist
Whether you’re missing one tooth from a sports game mishap or you have a bunch of teeth that have begun to decay from improper dental care, it’s absolutely imperative that you find a dental solution and have that tooth (or multiple teeth) replaced. Many people today choose to get dentures because they’re convenient, affordable, and incredibly comfortable.
If you’re thinking that cosmetic dentures could be the perfect solution for you but you still want to find out some more info, here are a few basic (and essential!) points about dentures to get you started: