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Access to dental care insufficient in Washington State
Updated: 12/28/2012 11:12:39 AM

Access to dental care insufficient in Washington State Discount dental plans can help people gain access to the dental care they need at an affordable price, which is something that many people don't have. Recently, The Herald Business Journal, a Washington State news source, published an article by Marcia Wharton, M.D., who explained that timely dental care for adults is cost-effective and important for their health, yet many people in Washington State do not get treatment for oral issues.

According to the doctor, the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Services released a Needs Assessment that showed that affordable and timely dental care alludes adults in Snohomish County, Washington, more than any other healthcare need.

Wharton stated that a lack of dental care can lead to serious issues, and can even make it difficult for people to find a job if their teeth become discolored or rotten. However, she added that despite these important points many people still wait until dental pain becomes too much to bear before heading to a dentist if they do not have dental insurance.

The Center for Health and Healthcare in Schools reports that an untreated dental infection can move into the brain and cause serious health problems and even death. This is why timely access to dental care is so important. 

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