Cavities which are left untreated could lead to other problems, such as gum disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this potential health risk in an advanced state affects up to 12 percent of adults in the U.S.
However, some institutions have dental programs in which students treat underserved communities to improve oral health. The Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Pennsylvania recently announced it will implement several new initiatives to help these individuals, according to the school's website.
One feature will be a new dental clinic where enrollees can serve more people, the news source reports. In fact, students at the school already treat approximately 19,000 individuals each year who are from the surrounding community and cannot afford dental care.
The students at Temple University will also educate the public about the importance of good dental habits starting at a young age as well as how healthy eating contributes to overall oral health, according to the website.
Individuals could seek low-cost ways to receive oral care so that their dental health can be improved as well as reduce the risk for developing future problems. Discount dental plans provide affordable coverage for these people and their families.
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