For some Missourians, all they may have wanted for Christmas was to get their two front teeth cleaned - and that's exactly what they got.
Hundreds and possibly thousands of people in the Kansas City area had access to free dental care for a day thanks to a special annual event that's held in the area.
Adam Willis, a dental volunteer who was interviewed by local news provider Fox4KC.com, said he had dealt with extractions and "a lot of infected teeth."
"People just been putting it off because they couldn't afford to come in," Willis said. "Lots of extractions, fillings, cleanings."
Putting off dental care may be more harmful than some realize. Preventative dental care may be one of the more important things people can do to maintain a healthy life. Failing to brush daily and floss can lead to other serious conditions, such as cardiovascular disease as well as halitosis.
And while events that offer free dental care can be a temporary help for those without access to dental insurance, it is by no means a proper substitute for regular checkups at the dentist.
For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353.
© 2010 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.