The economy has caused many people to have to go without basic needs, including dental care. This is unfortunate, considering the importance of dental hygiene on overall health. WorldDental.org reports that a recent study has found that around 50 percent of Americans do not have dental insurance, highlighting the need for more affordable care.
Dental premiums were at an all-time high in 2010 compared to those stemming from more basic healthcare, according to the news source.
''There's increasing evidence that if you have unsatisfactory dental care you get worse strokes, worse heart disease, worse control of diabetes, more amputations, more kidney failure [and] more blindness," said study author Hans Zoellner.
The news provider added that even people with dental insurance are finding it difficult to afford some of the care that they need. Researchers claim that an estimated 164 million hours of productivity are lost annually due to dental issues. This figure suggests that this issue is not only affecting the health of Americans, but the the economy as well.
Luckily, there are many affordable dental plans to help those without insurance keep their teeth healthy.
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