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Dental care can be expensive for families without coverage, especially when it comes to getting braces, so one dentist in Florida has decided to offer an interesting scholarship.
Dr Christopher West is a dentist in Jupiter who believes children who work hard at school deserve to have their efforts rewarded, according to an NBC affiliate in Florida. That's why West has decided to offer one lucky local student with perfect grades a scholarship for free braces.
"We're offering the scholarship to help give back to the community," said West to the news source. "You have high school students that get scholarships to go off to college. Well, the younger kids don't actually get anything sometimes and we want to reward a child that has perfect grades."
Braces don't only make for a nicer smile; they also lead to a healthier mouth, according to the American Dental Association. Crooked and crowded teeth make it difficult to brush thoroughly, which can lead to tooth decay.
The Mayo Clinic says that tooth decay is especially prevalent among children. Kids who need braces could be at a higher risk of developing cavities.
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