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Celebrate National Smile Month with Savings at the Dentist
Updated: 6/10/2009 4:22:43 PM

It’s summer and there are countless things to smile about.
 
School’s out, the weather’s nice and vacation is getting closer by the second.
 
But did you know that in addition to all of these great reasons to smile, it’s also National Smile Month?
 
Here’s a little background about National Smile Month; its sponsor, its participants and its purpose.
 
What is National Smile Month?
 
National Smile Month is sponsored by Oral Health for America and the campaign’s purpose is to increase oral health awareness in America.
 
Why do we need National Smile Month?
 
Unfortunately, many individuals still skip annual or semi-annual trips to the dentist, abiding by the “if it doesn’t hurt, don’t fix it” adage, rather than the accepted dental health community truth that preventive care reduces chances for oral disease.
 
A 2008 Gallup-Healthways poll of more than 355,000 Americans showed that despite efforts by organizations such as Oral Health for America and companies such as DentalPlans.com, 34% of Americans did not visit a dentist in 2008.
 
The annual National Smile Month campaign aims to reduce statistics such as this one and increase awareness of the importance of oral health throughout America.
 
Who else participates in National Smile Month?
 
At DentalPlans.com, increasing awareness of the importance of oral health is a primary goal of ours as well. Specifically, we aim to educate about the advantages of seeking preventive care and to help individuals and families make such preventive care fit into their budgets.
 
DentalPlans.com helps enhance oral health in America by giving consumers easy access to dental care savings plans, allowing members to save 10% to 60% on most dental care services. These plans are an affordable alternative to dental insurance, and they give many individuals and families access to much-needed dental care discounts – allowing them to keep smiling without emptying their pockets.
 
Discount dental plans help many individuals and families make dental care checkups, cleanings and emergency procedures more affordable. Whether you need to catch up on cleanings or you have an aching tooth that can’t wait, discount dental plans are a quick savings option, as most plans activate in just three business days.
 
Ready to save on your smile today? Click here to enter your ZIP code and search for a plan in your area.
Join today to improve your oral health and save on your dental care.

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