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